In our weekend reading: a review of Don DeLillo’s new book, interviews with Laura van den Berg and Peter Mendelsund, and more.
In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Patti Smith and Marie NDiaye, an interview with Odie Lindsey, and more.
Morning Bites: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, Daniel Kraus, Alex Ross Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on novels by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Quan Barry, an interview with Alex Ross, and more.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Tatiana Ryckman’s new novel, thoughts on Alex Ross’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Larry Kramer Remembered, Woods, Samanta Schweblin Interviewed, Marie-Helene Bertino, and More
In our afternoon reading: remembering the life and work of Larry Kramer, an interview with Samanta Schweblin, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gary Panter on Ray Johnson, Justin Taylor’s Playlist, British Noir, Alex Ross Vs. The Cloud, and More
Gary Panter discusses Ray Johnson, the beginnings of British noir, a tribute to Wendi Harris Kaufman, the cloud and classical music, and more.
“All that well-meaning “jazz” talk has a point — Billy Rymer’s skittering cymbals on “When I Lost My Bet” and the smoky shuffle of One of Us Is the Killer‘s title cut are clearly informed by jazz vocabulary, with the band’s ethos embracing Ornette Coleman’s philosophy of harmolodics alongside hints of Mahavishnu Orchestra shred.” Hello, new Dillinger Escape Plan album. Matt Fraction describes nonexistent John Darnielle songs, which is exactly as amazing as it sounds. ” …what really charmed me about this book is […]
Tao Lin signs a deal, bringing Joseph Heller back from the dead, Harold Bloom talks, and much more.