In our morning reading: an interview with Jesmyn Ward, new writing from Jeremy Shipp, and more.
Afternoon Bites: The Low Times Profiled, Bradford Morrow & Peter Straub Get Gothic, Protesting the Whitney Biennial, and More
The Outlet reports on the launch party for issue 15 of A Public Space. “One day I overheard two women who I am pretty sure worked for one of the Condé Nast magazines discussing a coworker who had a weight problem. I remember the conversation was casually vicious. I had an image of the two women being chased by a horde of ravenous obese people, then eaten, and I wanted to write that book.” Nick Antosca provides Book Notes for […]
“Though his voice sounds confident and easy, there is something trapped in the tenor of the recordings, a carefully arranged throb that lines the ageless, spacious pop sense that would lead him to sell songs to the likes of Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis.” For The Oxford American‘s music issue, Blake Butler writes about the late singer/songwriter Jimmy Donley. Wells Tower: not fond of doing online interviews; very fond of making zines. WORD’s Jenn Northington on the art and origins of […]