In our morning reading: new writing from Chloe Caldwell, interviews with Kim Gordon and Tessa Hadley, and more.
It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]
In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Kenward Elmslie and Chloe Caldwell, notable avant-garde albums from 2016, and more.
On the first page of her new essay collection, I’ll Tell You in Person, Chloe Caldwell writes about upgrading to a car and savings account, after spending much of her twenties in shitty apartments, making drunken mistakes, and writing about shitty apartments and drunken mistakes. This introduction, titled “In Real Life,” makes a later essay like “Soul Killer” easier to take. “The worse my skin got, the more stressed I felt and the more heroin I would buy. The […]
Weekend Bites: Chloe Caldwell, Strange Fiction, Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler Interviewed, Gabriel Blackwell, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Chloe Caldwell, Morgan Parker, and Kevin Barry; recommended strange fiction; and more.
This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.
In our afternoon reading: checking in with Chloe Caldwell, Laird Barron on Peter Straub’s “Koko,” and much more.
Morning Bites: Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, Shawn Vestal, Scott McClanahan on Daniel Johnston, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Chloe Caldwell and Shawn Vestal, Greg Jackson on literary influences, and more.