Remember autumn? Remember the existence of a season not characterized by overwhelming heat and humidity? We’ve heard whispers that such a season might be on the way, and that signs of it might even be visible this month. Consequently, we have some reading recommendations for the coming month, from new editions of vital speculative fiction to experimental prose to works that explore human relationships. Here’s a look at some books that might be just the thing to read outdoors as […]
Afternoon Bites: William Basinski and Lawrence English, New Prize in Literature, Tessa Hadley on John Updike’s Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: news of new music from William Basinski and Lawrence English, an excerpt from David Peace’s new novel, and much more.
In our morning reading: revisiting a classic by Samuel R. Delany, new essays by Rahawa Haile and Elle Nash, David Mitchell and David Peace in conversation, and more.
American soccer in the 1970s was a strange time for the sport. Maybe you’ve seen the documentary Once in a Lifetime, or read David Wangerin’s comprehensive Soccer in a Football World. There was a brief moment when some of soccer’s biggest stars converged on the nascent NASL, and expansion teams popped up around the country. Dennie Wendt’s new novel Hooper’s Revolution is set in a fictionalized version of that scene: protagonist Danny Hooper arrived in the United States to play […]
Weekend Bites: “Moby-Dick” Endures, Mecca Normal, Katherine Dunn on “Thrown,” Nicholas Rombes’s Research, and More
A look at the lasting relevance of Moby-Dick, interviews with Mecca Normal and Evan Osnos, notes on Thrown and GB84, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jac Jemc’s Latest, Teju Cole, Wayne Kramer’s Jazz Album, David Peace and Soccer, and More
An interview with Teju Cole, thoughts on Jac Jemc’s new collection and David Peace’s Red or Dead, a collection of summer reading lists, and more.
Morning Bites: Mavis Staples Reminisces, Steve Keene, Talking “Red or Dead,” Alexander Heir Interviewed, and More
Looking back at musical history with Mavis Staples, interviews with artists Alexander Heir and Steve Keene, thoughts on David Peace’s epic soccer novel, a reading from Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon, and more.
Morning Bites: Remembering Maggie Estep and Sid Caesar, David Peace’s Soccer Novels, Claire Vaye Watkins Interviewed, and More
This morning: interviews with Rabih Alameddine and Claire Vaye Watkins, tributes to the late Maggie Estep and Sid Caesar, Mark Kozelek’s discography, and more.