In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Aleksandar Hemon, Morgan Jerkins, and Judy Berman; a farewell to BookCourt; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lucia Berlin, Justin Taylor Fiction, Aleksandar Hemon Interviewed, “Is This It” Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: writings by Lucia Berlin and Justin Taylor, an interview with Aleksandar Hemon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Los Crudos, Porochista Khakpour on Alison C. Rose, Maria Dahvana Headley, Aleksandar Hemon’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: checking in with Martin Sorrondeguy of Los Crudos, new nonfiction from Porochista Khakpour, new fiction from Maria Dahvana Headley, and much more.
Morning Bites: Helen Macdonald, New Prurient, James Hannaham Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Helen Macdonald and James Hannaham, notes on new music from Prurient and Aleksandar Hemon’s new novel, and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s May 2015 Books Preview
The fact that this month’s list is larger than usual is but one indication that May looks to be an especially strong month for books. The works we’re most excited about span a variety of styles and genres, from essential writing about books and music to reissues of underrated works of fiction and nonfiction. Whether your tastes run towards the classical or the experimental, there’s a lot to enjoy; that the onset of spring means that you can do so […]
Watching the World Cup, Hemon on Soccer in Hand
Aleksandar Hemon The Matters of Life, Death, and More: Writing on Soccer Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 96 p. I spent yesterday evening at a crowded bar in the West Village watching the United States play Ghana in the World Cup. Four years earlier, I’d spent a Saturday afternoon in a crowded bar in Williamsburg, also watching the United States play Ghana in the World Cup. Last night, a space full of supporters of the American team experienced a sort of […]
Morning Bites: Ellen Willis, John Waters Road Trip, Literary World Cup, New Web of Sunsets, and More
A look at the new collection of Ellen Willis’s work, images of the latest installment of the Franklin Park Reading Series, writers on the World Cup, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Aleksandar Hemon on Soccer, Emma Straub, Ned Beauman Interviewed, Chicago Literati, and More
Aleksandar Hemon on soccer, revisiting the Beastie Boys’ last album, Janet Maslin digs Emma Straub’s new novel, and more.