In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the new anthology “Everyday People,” revisiting a classic from Talking Heads, and more.
Weekend Bites: Julia Holter, Brian Alan Ellis Poetry, Rock & Roll Novels, East Village History, and More
In our weekend reading: exploring the music of Julia Holter, poetry by Brian Alan Ellis, great rock novels, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff Jackson, Harmony Holiday Poetry, Brian Alan Ellis, William Boyd on Music, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Jeff Jackson’s new book, a review of Swearin’s new album, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Brian Alan Ellis Interviewed, Deborah Eisenberg’s Recommendations, Overlooked Albums, Kelby Losack, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Brian Alan Ellis and Kelby Losack, book recommendations from Deborah Eisenberg, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance. So, then, without any further disturbance, my first guest/victim is writer […]
We’re pleased to offer an excerpt from Brian Alan Ellis‘s new collection The Mustache He’s Always Wanted But Could Never Grow, available now. Reviewing the collection for CCLaP, Karl Wolff noted that “beneath the despair and kamikaze lovers, there is a stubborn, profane, but very American, humanity that animates these individuals.” Two of the stories from this collection appear below.