Thoughts on books from Atticus Lish and Helen DeWitt, new fiction from Amelia Gray, scenes from a book on NYHC, and more.
Morning Bites: Roxane Gay on Ferguson, Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive, Lidia Yuknavitch Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: Roxane Gay has written a powerful essay on Ferguson; information on donating to Ferguson’s library; news on Gabriel García Márquez’s archive; interviews with Atticus Lish and Lidia Yuknavitch; and more.
Afternoon Bites: “The Flamethrowers” and Art, Emily Gould on Franzen, Atticus Lish Interviewed, Bowie Anthology, and More
Notes on Never Can Say Goodbye, Emily Gould on Jonathan Franzen, Douglas Wolk on David Bowie, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates Interviewed, Matt Bell on Video Games, Barbara Lynn, Likability in Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Atticus Lish, and Matt Bell; a tribute to Death by Audio; notes on likability in fiction; feminism and dance moves; and more.
Morning Bites: Atticus Lish, Sarah Gerard’s Latest, A Charles D’Ambrosio Essay, Girlpool Interviewed, and More
Reviews of Atticus Lish’s new novel and Cult of Youth’s new album; an excerpt from Sarah Gerard’s forthcoming Binary Star; Sean Michaels and Sofia Samatar on winning awards; and more.
Morning Bites: Joseph Heller’s Musical, Celeste Ng, “Preparation For the Next Life” Reviewed, Afghan Whigs Reissued, and More
In our morning reading: Joseph Heller’s foray into writing a musical, Maud Newton interviewed Celeste Ng, Pitchfork on the reissue of Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen, reviews of books by Atticus Lish and Richard Ford, and more.
Morning Bites: Claudia Rankine, Listening to Pavement in 2014, Joan Didion Documentary, Atticus Lish, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Claudia Rankine and Atticus Lish, a Joan Didion documentary is on the way, indie publishing in Minneapolis, horror fiction with sinister children, and more.
You might not expect a book abounding with illustrations of grotesque, sometimes terrifying, figures to open with a warm personal statement explaining the artist’s search for friendship. And yet that’s how Atticus Lish’s Life Is With People begins — which in turn provided Vol.1 Brooklyn editors Jason Diamond and Tobias Carroll a fine starting point for their own discussion of Lish’s book, just released by Tyrant Books.