In our afternoon reading: notes on Chelsea Wolfe’s latest, interviews with Ian MacKaye and Tony Conrad, a look at the prose styles of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Wolfe Interviewed, Patrick Modiando, Michael Chabon’s Lyrics, Brock Clarke’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Chelsea Wolfe and Anil Dash; Michael Chabon writing lyrics; notes on a late-period Billy Wilder film; and more,
Afternoon Bites: Christgau on Delany, Kathleen Hanna, Junot Diaz Q & A, Body/Head Reviewed, and More
Robert Christgau on new books from iconic New York writers, Maura Johnston interviewed Kathleen Hanna, Jessica Hopper reviewed the latest from Body/Head, a Junot Diaz Q & A, and more.
“The faux-democratic ideal of plain-spokenness, the sense that a novelist should not write too beautifully or he sacrifices some vaguely articulated, semi-mystical claim to honesty, is not a million miles away from the Sarah Palin-ish suspicion of east coast liberals, or a Harvard education, or people who know the dates of wars.” – Katie Roiphe feels it necessary to go on the defensive for John Updike on the anniversary of his death. Ben Shattuck at The Morning News on historians […]
News today includes helping out the book (and movie) The Help, Soviet-era art, AC/DC making vino, Nicholson Baker’s words, and more.