In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Maaza Mengiste and Farooq Ahmed, book recommendations from Jac Jemc, and more.
Morning Bites: Myriam Gurba’s Latest, Porochista Khakpour Interviewed, Tamora Pierce, His Electro Blue Voice, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Myriam Gurba’s new book, an interview with Porochista Khakpour, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eugene Lim Interviewed, Chastity Belt’s Latest, Arundhati Roy, Will Johnson Gets Literary, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Eugene Lim and Mark Mothersbaugh, new music from Chastity Belt, and more.
In our afternoon reading: delving into the history and writings of Nell Zink, an interview with Maria Dahvana Headley, excerpts from forthcoming books by Jon Fine and Robert Sietsema, and more.
In our morning reading: Blake Butler on Mary Robison, interviews with Jon Cryer and Jason Little, a mixtape from Chastity Belt, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Victor LaValle, David J. Morris Interviewed, Yvonne Owuor on Storytelling, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Victor LaValle and David J. Morris, thoughts on pop music and Carly Rae Jespen, a history of contemporary organ music, and more.
I first heard Seattle’s Chastity Belt via their 2013 album No Regerts, a winningly smart indie rock record. Their new album Time To Go Home (out later this month on Hardly Art) doubles down on that album’s strengths I mean, I’m in my late 30s, and Tsumani’s A Brilliant Mistake comes to mind when I hear this–it’s got that same blend of sharp-edged lyrics and music that can burn slowly or channel essential punk energy. And it doesn’t hurt that there’s a […]
Morning Bites: Lindsay Hunter on Chicago Lit, Catapult Debuts, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Capsule Hotels, and More
In our morning reading: Lindsay Hunter on Chicago’s literary scene, thoughts on Kelly Link’s new book, new nonfiction from Rebecca Mead and Aaron Gilbreath, an interview with Chastity Belt, and more.