In our weekend reading: an interview with Daniel Clowes, Calvin Tomkins on Charles Ray, reasons you should be reading Carmen Maria Machado’s work, an excerpt from Joshua Cohen’s forthcoming book, and more.
Earlier this year, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan released a collaborative single, “These Aren’t the Droids.” The cover art came via Lynda Barry, whose distinctive style can be seen in a host of books, and whose approach to teaching has been written about in the New York Times. This was the latest example of an artist known for their work in comics taking on an album cover. It’s far from the only one, though; read on for more examples of this kind of overlap.
Alexander Chee spoke with Daniel Clowes for BOMB. He’s written up more of his thoughts on the process for his blog. Spencer Ackerman on Duff McKagan’s It’s So Easy: “…a book about feeling like a zombie in a supermarket because the choices required to endure life’s routines can overwhelm. “ Hobart‘s Aaron Burch has a new short story, “Or,” in the latest Bull. The Outlet looks at some noteworthy book reviews from the past month. Later this month, Housing Works […]
Woody Allen likes the shitty Woody Allen films. Jennifer Egan interviewed at The Rumpus. Wilson, by Daniel Clowes, is reviewed. Tolstoy and the Mormons. 20 writers to watch. T.S. Eliot and Cats. Secrets of Hitchcock’s Psycho.