In our afternoon reading: exploring the writings of Gaël Faye and May-Lan Tan, thoughts on a new documentary about Miami, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rodrigo Fresán, Alexander Chee Interviewed, Sheila Heti’s Latest, James Wright, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Rodrigo Fresán and Alexander Chee, a review of Sheila Heti’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Brandon Hobson’s Recommendations, Tomi Adeyemi, Aaron Gilbreath Nonfiction, Digable Planets, and More
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Brandon Hobson, nonfiction by Aaron Gilbreath, and much more.
Morning Bites: Mairead Case on Pauline Oliveros, Lidia Yuknavitch Nonfiction, Aaron Gilbreath, and More
In our morning reading: Mairead Case on Pauline Oliveros, essays by Lidia Yuknavitch and Aaron Gilbreath, and more.
Where Essays and Music Meet: An Interview With Joe Bonomo
Joe Bonomo‘s literary work includes everything from editing a book of interviews with Greil Marcus to a history of The Fleshtones to an analysis of AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. His latest book is the essay collection Field Recordings from the Inside, which in turn encompasses a host of Bonomo’s cultural interests, from Greg Cartwight to Lester Bangs. Aaron Gilbreath conversed with Bonomo about his new collection, his work for The Normal School, and why the essay is a great form […]
Where Jazz and Literature Converge: Aaron Gilbreath on “This Is”
x Last year brought with it the release of Aaron Gilbreath‘s long-awaited first essay collection, Everything We Don’t Know. This fall, he’s followed that up with a more focused work: This Is: Essays on Jazz. As Gilbreath points out within, there’s a long lineage of literary takes on jazz–and his consciousness of this, and where his own work fits in, is one of the book’s many charms. It’s an idiosyncratic work which veers in on less-heralded works along with musicians […]
Afternoon Bites: Chris Kraus, Aaron Gilbreath on Jazz, Marlon James Interviewed, Rachel Khong, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Chris Kraus and Marlon James, writings on music from Aaron Gilbreath and Maria Sherman, and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s August 2017 Book Preview
The summer continues. Whether your preferred mode of summer reading involves being stretched out on a beach, huddled in front of an air conditioner, or resplendent on a park bench, August offers even more notable titles to add to your (literary) tote bag of choice. From smart writing on music to eagerly-anticipated debuts to fiction that offers a memorable perspective on pressing issues of the moment, there’s a lot of intriguing-looking books due out this month. Here’s a look at […]