In our morning reading: reviews of books by Samantha Hunt and Édouard Louis, politics and publishing, and more.
In our morning reading: Garth Greenwell on his writing process; interviews with Elisa Gabbert, Nick Offerman, and Colm Toibin; and more.
Morning Bites: Eileen Myles Interviewed, Clarice Lispector’s Short Fiction, Karolina Waclawiak, Jazz Photography, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Eileen Myles and Lauren Cerand, thoughts on the year in books from Karolina Waclawiak, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Adapting Tóibin, Nicola Griffith, Laura van den Berg’s Latest, Warren Ellis on Ghost Stories, and More
In our afternoon reading: Colm Tóibin on film, thoughts on Laura van den Berg’s new novel, an interview with Warren Ellis, notes on not finishing books, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amy Klein on Kurt Vile, Bowie’s Diagrams, Colm Tóibín, David Abrams on World Book Night, and More
“Now some small part of the grand tradition of the lone American troubadour belongs only to him. He is a natural and unaffected heir to its tropes of the individual. And by now, on his fifth album, he sounds like an elder statesman of a country of his own making — one located somewhere between past and present, inside and outside, complete isolation and complete connection.” Amy Klein on Kurt Vile’s latest. Kory Grow on the last days of Bleecker […]
Glen David Gold on Charles Portis and Flannery O’Connor. That time 43 authors showed up at a Park Slope coffee shop at 6 a.m.… Amber Sparks on Michael Kimball’s Big Ray. This weekend’s Moby-Dick marathon reading: recapped. There’s a new issue of Shabby Doll House. Alan Moore and TV On the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe teamed up. Dennis Lim covered the Vienalle film festival for Artforum. McSweeney’s and the Flaming Lips are teaming up. Warren Ellis on Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary. John Calvert on Swans […]
Zadie Smith and Colm Tóibín hung out at Symphony Space and a few Vol. 1 people were there. The Paris Review rounds up some beautiful literary paint chips. “I’m lying in bed right now, and Bon Iver is chopping up heirloom tomatoes for our frittata.” – Bon Iver Erotica is the best Tumblr we saw this week. Filmmaker Magazine caught Jonathan Lethem doing a little talking. Blake Butler compares the histories of Three 6 Mafia and Cormac McCarthy at Vice. Gertrude Stein, a […]