American soccer in the 1970s was a strange time for the sport. Maybe you’ve seen the documentary Once in a Lifetime, or read David Wangerin’s comprehensive Soccer in a Football World. There was a brief moment when some of soccer’s biggest stars converged on the nascent NASL, and expansion teams popped up around the country. Dennie Wendt’s new novel Hooper’s Revolution is set in a fictionalized version of that scene: protagonist Danny Hooper arrived in the United States to play […]
Morning Bites: “Among the Thugs” at 25, Sloane Crosley on Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Rachel B. Glaser’s Album, Harvey Pekar Park, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting “Among the Thugs,” Sloane Crosley on post-apocalyptic fiction, an album from Rachel B. Glaser, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Marlon James on Leaving Jamaica, Paul Beatty, The Genre Wars, Bill Buford on Brooks Headley,and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on Paul Beatty, new writing from Marlon James and Bijan Stephen, Lincoln Michel on the genre wars, and more.
Mac McCaughan covered Stiv Bators’s “It’s Cold Outside” for WPRB. featherproof’s Zach Dodson selected four stories for the Chicago Reader‘s fiction issue. “The similarities to American Psycho are obvious, if you replace a hyper-privileged insider eviscerating everything atop the social pyramid with congenial Nick Bray.” Sabra Embury on Eric Raymond’s Confessions From a Dark Wood. Flavorwire has a look inside the new Silent Barn. Bill Buford was interviewed by the Men in Blazers podcast about the legacy of his 1991 book Among the […]