In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from André Alexis’s new novel, an interview with David Leo Rice, and much more.
Jonathan Edwards, Rabbi
by David Leo Rice
My family, let there be no obfuscation or mincing of words by dint of false modesty, is descended from a long, long line of Northampton Jews, going all the way back to its most prominent and controversial rabbi, Jonathan Edwards himself, considered by many to have been the town’s founder, in spirit if not also in deed.
Morning Bites: Saul Steinberg, Yukiko Motoya’s Latest, Revisiting William Goldman, David Leo Rice Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Saul Steinberg and Yukiko Motoya, nonfiction by Kristen Arnett, and more.
Morning Bites: Earthsea Revisited, Literary Hoaxes, Jeanette Ng Nonfiction, Shelley Jackson Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting a classic by Ursula K. Le Guin, thoughts on literary hoaxes and mythologized hometowns, and more.
In our weekend reading: new fiction by Mark Doten, Chandra Steele, and David Leo Rice; a hundred great horror stories; and more.
Morning Bites: Sloane Crosley’s Latest, Imaginary Islands, Cities in Fiction, David Leo Rice, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sloane Crosley’s new book, revisiting nonexistent islands, and more.
Atheism by David Leo Rice Last year our town finally shuttered the Church. Momentum had been growing for a long time beforehand, maybe as long as I’d been living there, maybe as long as anyone had. The will to move on from ancient religion had been growing and growing in the mind of the people, but the fact that the Mayor actually did it was seen by almost everyone, both for and against, as a landmark event. There were no […]
Afternoon Bites: Mariana Enriquez Interviewed, Joy Williams Revisited, Porochista Khakpour, Deafheaven’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Mariana Enriquez, reviews of books by Porochista Khakpour and Joy Williams, and more.