In our afternoon reading: essays by Michelle Zauner and Beth Nguyen, revisiting a Bruce Springsteen tour, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Marco Rafalà, Kanye West and James Turrell, Contrarian Writing, Vetiver’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Marco Rafalà, a review of Vetiver’s latest album, and more.
In our morning reading: a literary award for John Edgar Wideman, interview with Nicole Dennis-Benn and Kathleen Alcott, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Marlon James Interviewed, T Kira Madden, Victor Serge Revisited, Hand Habits, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Marlon James, thoughts on the writings of T Kira Madden and Victor Serge, new nonfiction from Hanif Abdurraqib, and more.
Weekend Bites: Donald Quist on 2018, Bruce Springsteen, Christopher Zeischegg Interviewed, Marcus Jackson, and More
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 […]