In our afternoon reading: an interview with Emily St. John Mandel, fiction by Chelsea Bieker, and more
In 1979, the Chicago White Sox held Disco Demolition Night–a doubleheader in which, during the break between the two games, a pile of disco records was blown up by radio personality Steve Dahl. Chaos ensued, and the event has entered cultural history in a host of places, existing as a touchstone for observers of unlikely baseball promotions and musical historians. Along with Dahl, Dave Hoekstra has assembled a collection of interviews about the event, Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died, […]
Morning Bites: Walter Benjamin, Talking Gigantic, Bob Odenkirk on Charles Portis, Kerry Howley, and More
In this morning’s reading: Stephanie LaCava talks Walter Benjamin, Bob Odenkirk talks Charles Portis, notes on Scott Walker’s album with Sunn 0))), interviews with Chris Forsyth, Stan Shaw, and Jim Ruland, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bob Odenkirk’s Book, Tobi Vale on La Sera, Kim Zupan, A Nicholas Rombes Excerpt, and More
Bob Odenkirk is interviewed, an excerpt from Nicholas Rombes’s forthcoming novel, Kim Zupan’s novel reviewed, Meredith Graves on the unsettling subtext of an indie rock feud, and more.
At Salon: Want to drink where famous writers got drunk? Here is another handy guide. At Vulture: Baz Luhrmann says his upcoming film version of Gatsby might be in 3D. At The Millions: C. Max Magee recalls reading Huck Finn for the first time. At The New Yorker: Bob Odenkirk writes about his great abs.