In our afternoon reading: an interview with Anne K. Yoder, revisiting Allen Ginsberg, and more.
Morning Bites: Sofia Samatar, Claudia Rankine’s Editor on “Citizen,” Sleater-Kinney’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Sofia Samatar, an editorial look at Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, Allen Ginsberg talks LSD, Lindsay Zoladz on Sleater-Kinney, and more.
Morning Bites: John Darnielle at Housing Works, “Herzog” Turns 50, Kiese Laymon, Science Fiction Cover Art, and More
Notes from John Darnielle’s recent reading at Housing Works, Kiese Laymon interviews the director of Freedom Summer, a look at Orbit Books’ cover artwork, and more.
Morning Bites: Lorrie Moore Interviewed, Allen Ginsberg’s Business Card, Literary Speed Skating, Matt Bell’s Poetry, and More
This morning: catching up with Lorrie Moore, new poetry from Matt Bell, thoughts on St. Vincent, Michael Heald on speed skating, and more.
Afternoon Bites: The LA Art Book Fair, Ginsberg’s Collaborators, Whiskey Art, NYRB’s 50th, and More
Dipatches from the LA Art Book Fair. Douglas Wolk rounds up bands influenced by My Bloody Valentine over the years, from Sugar to Catherine Wheel to New Jersey’s own All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors. Michelle Dean reports from Tuesday’s NYRB party. In Chicago, you can take in art inspired by whiskey. Maura Johnston explains why we can’t leave the 90s behind. The Outlet takes a look at Allen Ginsberg’s musical side. Art F City reports from the Outsider Art […]
Afternoon Bites: Elena Ferrante’s Fiction, Infest Reunion, WORD in Jersey City, and More
James Wood on the fiction of Elena Ferrante. This year’s National Book Critics Circle award finalists have been announced. Allen Ginsburg’s annotated photos of the Beats? That is an exhibit we will see, yes. Details have emerged on WORD’s Jersey City location. Can Vol.1 Jersey City be far behind? Dave Zirin on Stephen Amidon’s Something Like the Gods at Bookforum. Hey, Infest reunited in California last night. Jess Stoner: interviewed at The Collagist. Details have emerged on the next album from Miami’s Jacuzzi […]
Reviewed: “Kaddish” at the Tune-In Music Festival
Joe Winkler on the recent staging of Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg (1894-1956)” at the Tune-In Music Festival, and his own thoughts on the poem in question.
Morning Bites: Sketchy Literary Characters, The Chicagoan Returns, Dog Name Or Ginsberg Line, Good Comebacks, And More
Joyland’s co-founder, Brian Joseph Davis, draws police sketches of some of the most famous characters in literature. Oddly enough, the least creepy one is the murderous Misfit from Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find.” Preview Adam Levin’s Hot Pink over at the McSweeney’s site. It will get you set for when we host Levin at PowerHouse Arena on April 4th. J.C. Gabel, the man behind the great magazine Stop Smiling, is now spearheading the resurrection of The Chicagoan. […]