In our weekend reading: thoughts on Special Interest’s new album, an interview with Natalie Bakopoulos, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Adrian Van Young’s Latest, Brazenhead Books, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Evenson Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Adrian Van Young’s novel, an interview with Brian Evenson, a reading list from Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
Morning Bites: A Summer Brennan Excerpt, Laura van den Berg, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Playlist, Camden Joy Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Summer Brennan’s book, Laura van den Berg interviewed Stephanie Barber, Margaret Eby talks whiskey, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Talking Camden Joy, Malkmus’s Best Songs, Gories Live, New Shani Boianjiu Fiction, and More
A look at the novels of Camden Joy, new fiction from Shani Boianjiu, debating Stephen Malkmus’s best songs, a new album from Gem Club, and more.
The three books by Camden Joy that I own were released by three different publishers, but looking at all of them together, a shared design aesthetic emerges. Is it coincidence that there’s a sense of collage from all of them, of disparate elements coming together? Camden Joy is himself a pseudonym used by Tom Adelman — though it would seem to make sense that this identity, more than most pseudonyms, would develop a life of its own.