In our weekend reading: thoughts on Kristen Radtke’s new book, a playlist from Elizabeth Gonzalez James, and more.
Afternoon Bites: David Foster Wallace, Evolving Science Fiction, Literary Portland, Alice Munro on Film, and More
In our afternoon reading: re-reading David Foster Wallace’s writings, a conversation about the evolution of science fiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Tommy Ramone Remembered, Chicago Lit Mags, David Ohle Interviewed, Noah Baumbach, and More
Remembrances of the late Tommy Ramone, a look at great Chicago literary magazines, interviews with David Ohle and Aaron Burch, a look at Noah Baumbach’s early films, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Juliet Escoria, Indie Bookstore Success Stories, Alice Munro, The Both Interviewed, and More
Interviews with Juliet Escoria and The Both, notes on Alice Munro on film, a review of the new album from Woods, thriving NYC indie bookstores, and more.
Morning Bites: Alice Munro on Film, Karen Russell on “Sleep Donation,” White Hinterland, Leslie Jamison Interviewed, and More
Two reviews of an Alice Munro adaptation, interviews with Leslie Jamison and Lucy Knisley, Karen Russell on her new novella, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eudora Welty’s House, Bernheimer and Hunt Collaborate, Dean Wareham’s Latest, Literary Pop, and More
A visit to Eudora Welty’s house, the latest album from Luna & Galaxie 500’s Dean Wareham, an Edward Hopper-inspired novella, an adaptation of a beloved Alice Munro short story, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alice Munro’s Nobel Speech, The Fall Return, Adelle Waldman, Great Movie Posters, and More
Alice Munro’s Nobel acceptance speech, an interview with James McBride, reading recommendations from Adelle Waldman and Paul Harding, new music from The Fall, and more.
The Reading Life: Her Dark Materials
Over dinner after drinks, my friend and I eavesdrop and happen to hear two women talking about books. One of them summarizes The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. as “all set in Brooklyn.” My friend and I make faces at each other and keep listening. Other books are brought up, but none of their selling points seem to us as crushing as the first. “All set in Brooklyn.” “I have to read that” was the response, in case you didn’t […]