The day before I tested positive for COVID, I woke up with a really dry throat and took a test. I didn’t want any lingering doubts when I left for school. Plus, Brendan and I were supposed to meet up for the J. Robbins / Bob Mould show. The test was negative, and my throat felt better.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Thomas Bernhard and Mike Corrao, the art of literary trolling, and more.
In our morning reading: a conversation with Rachel Eliza Griffiths, a guide to the books of Steven Millhauser, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Chris Gethard and Desirina Boskovich, Lincoln Michel on the decade that was, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ocean Vuong and Leni Zumas, a dispatch from a Debbie Harry reading, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Sarah Moss and Elisa Gabbert, exploring the nature of bad reviews, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on John McPhee’s new book and the current state of blurbing, an interview with Chris Gethard, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Ben Marcus, a new essay by Rosie Schaap, and much more.