Hundreds of Days, the new album by Mary Lattimore, is a stunning, sprawling work abounding with moving compositions anchored by Lattimore’s distinctive harp playing. It’s the result of a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, located in northern California, and the result is Lattimore’s most moving work to date. Her tour of the US begins today–she’ll be in NYC on May 29th, at Union Pool, for her record release show, and will be back on June 28th for […]
Morning Bites: Denis Johnson, Eugene Lim on Experimental Fiction, Stacey Tran Poetry, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and More
In our morning reading: a 2002 interview with Denis Johnson, new writing by Eugene Lim and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
Morning Bites: Denis Johnson, NBCC Award Nominations, Bud Smith Fiction, Revisiting “Marie Antoinette,” and More
In our morning reading: a review of Denis Johnson’s new collection, fiction by Bud Smith and Kimberly Wang, and more.
Denis Johnson’s Last Gift to Readers
In 2004, after over a quarter-century releasing music under the project named Jandek, Sterling Smith gave the world a glimpse. It wasn’t a complete biography, but the artist who had intentionally shielded his true identity while releasing sometimes two new albums of raw and ghostly folk music a year showed he was more than just a face that graced a handful of album covers. Since that first performance, Smith continues to perform live, but still little is known about him. […]
Morning Bites: Tayari Jones, Rachel Kushner on Denis Johnson’s Fiction, Jeff Jackson Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Tayari Jones and Jeff Jackson, reviews of books by Denis Johnson and Nick Harkaway, and more.
Morning Bites: Hermione Hoby, Natalie Eilbert Poetry, Denis Johnson, Nick Harkaway’s Recommendations, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Hermione Hoby and Denis Johnson, poetry from Natalie Eilbert, and more.
Morning Bites: Gill Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson Revisited, Carmen Maria Machado, László Krasznahorkai’s Latest, Adapting Jade Chang’s Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting the music of Gill Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, thoughts on collections by Carmen Maria Machado and Denis Johnson, and more.
Morning Bites: Bill Cheng Fiction, Exploring Translation, Obscure Bowie Songs, and More
In our morning reading: new fiction by Bill Cheng, a review of Denis Johnson’s new collection, and more.