In our weekend reading: Donald Quist on 2018, Chelsea Hodson and Christopher Zeischegg in conversation, and more.
Morning Bites: Tommy Orange Interviewed, Leslie Jamison, “Nebraska” Revisited, Lidia Yuknavitch, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Tommy Orange and Leslie Jamison, revisiting “Nebraska,” and much more.
In our weekend reading: talking punk rock, thoughts on the Southern Festival of Books, and much more.
Ubiquity is a hell of a thing. No two people will have the same narratives, pop culture references, or cultural mythologies dwelling in the back of their heads–but there are certain stories that are familiar enough to enough people that they’re ripe for retelling. Or, in some cases, they’re ripe for modification, for translation into another narrative, playing with readers’ expectations and knowledge of the source material. To cite a few examples, John Darnielle’s short novel Master of Reality used […]
Afternoon Bites: Rion Amilcar Scott, Claudia Rankine Interviewed, Bruce Springsteen’s Memoir, Rios de la Luz, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Rion Amilcar Scott, interviews with Claudia Rankine and Rios de la Luz, and more.
In our morning reading: a playlist from Shawn Vestal, nonfiction from Juliet Escoria, musicians who could be great novelists, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mairead Case on Simon Joyner’s Lyrics, Tony Tulathimutte’s Playlist, Brian Evenson, A “So Sad Today” Excerpt, and More
In our afternoon reading: Mairead Case on the lyrics of Simon Joyner, Adrian Van Young on the fiction of Brian Evenson, Melissa Broder reads an excerpt from her memoir, and more.
Morning Bites: Rum Diary preview, The Recipe Project, John Minichillo, Springsteen Suicide, and more
We’re pretty excited to see Johnny Depp (who never seems to age) in another Hunter S. Thompson role. So the preview for the The Rum Diary obviously makes us very happy. The Recipe Project, the cookbook put together by One Ring Zero, which features uber-chefs like Mario Batali, David Chang, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz, gets a writeup at Huff. Po. About five seconds after reading it, we got really hungry. Too bad we’re probably only going to be eating beans […]