Say we’re in Ithaca, New York. Or in a bookstore basement in Cleveland, folding metal chairs arranged in a loose semi-circle around an institutional podium. Or even a Chicago Sunday matinee, chairs this time arranged in gunmetal rows. The trappings remain the same. So does the reception, the usual reliable in each town, former zine contributors, people in bands, friends from school. The odd reader who found one of our books and came out.
Morning Bites: Harry Mathews, A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s Recommendations, Big Ears Festival, Carl Frode Tiller, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Harry Mathews and Carl Frode Tiller, a dispatch from the Big Ears Festival, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lindsay Hunter Interviewed, Patti Smith on Sam Shepard, Constance Ann Fitzgerald, Alex Segura’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lindsay Hunter and Gabino Iglesias, a new podcast from Damon Krukowski, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Damon Krukowski, Stacey Tran Interviewed, László Krasznahorkai, B. Catling’s Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Damon Krukowski and Stacey Tran, writing by Viet Thanh Nguyen and László Krasznahorkai, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Dorothe Nors, Kathleen Hanna Interviewed, Garrard Conley, Justin Torres Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Justin Torres and Dorothe Nors, an interview with Kathleen Hanna, and more.
In our Monday morning reading: notes on writing from Toni Morrison, Damon Krukowski on music and copyright, Blake Butler on sound and fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amazon & Publishers, Shirley Jackson Awards, Sharon Van Etten, Pondering Fanny Price, and More
Interviews with Sharon Van Etten and James Brubaker, new fiction from LK Shaw and Michael Signorelli, when apps and vinyl collide, and more.
Morning Bites: Jim Jarmusch’s Band, Revisiting “Medium Cool,” Sarah Polley & Nonfiction, Poe House Reopens, and More
In this morning’s roundup of interesting links: Jim Jarmusch’s band is reviewed, Sarah Polley’s foray into nonfiction filmmaking is discussed; Poe House is slated to reopen to the public; Damon Krukowski talks about champagne; a landmark NYC building is renovated, and much more.