In our morning reading: Megan Stielstra’s friends and family on her work, an excerpt from Jac Jemc’s new novel, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Mary Miller’s Playlist, Amina Cain Nonfiction, Sleater-Kinney’s Live Album, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Mary Miller, nonfiction by Amina Cain, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Discussing Bhanu Kapil, Lorrie Moore on Miranda July, Laura van den Berg, Wendy C. Ortiz on Michael K. Williams, and More
In this afternoon’s reading: a host of excellent writers discuss the work of Bhanu Kapil, new writing from Laura van den Berg and Wendy C. Ortiz, an interview with Elisa Albert, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Nina Simone, Aaron Burch Reading, Gritty American Fiction, Melissa Broder Reviewed, and More
Talking Nina Simone, interviews with Amina Cain and Wendy C. Ortiz, a look at gritty American fiction, audio from a recent Aaron Burch reading, and more.
Amina Cain’s collection Creature, released earlier this year by Dorothy, a publishing project, is a structurally intriguing, allusive, and inventive work. Throughout the book, Cain weaves in references to literary influences, works within a wide range of styles, and keeps the reader on their toes. The order of these stories creates a clear progression, both for the book’s themes and for the styles utilized by Cain. To learn more about the process that created Creature, I checked in with Cain via a […]
Morning Bites: Kevin Barry Interviewed, Wooden Shjips, “The Shadows Took Shape,” Fictional Novelists, and More
This morning: Kevin Barry chats with The Rumpus, The Atlantic checks in with the biographer of a fictional novelist, a look at an Afrofuturism-inspired art show, Amina Cain talks visual narrative, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kurt Weill in Santa Monica, Daniel Alarcón Interviewed, Neil Young Live, Laura van den Berg, and More
This afternoon: interviews with Laura van den Berg and Daniel Alarcón, a new Neil Young live album gets reviewed, Kurt Weill in California, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Coney Island Library, Wes Anderson Lessons, Monica Drake Interviewed, “The Counselor” Reviewed, and More
The Coney Island Library has re-opened; Roxane Gay talked with Monica Drake at The Rumpus; Matt Zoller Seitz shared what he learned from writing about Wes Anderson’s films; Blake Butler on Amina Cain’s new book; and more.