In our afternoon reading: a review of Lee Rourke’s new novel, interviews with Cathy Park Hong and Dmitry Samarov, and more.
We’re pleased to present an excerpt from Soviet Stamps, the new book from artist, writer, and Vol.1 Brooklyn contributor Dmitry Samarov. Samarov describes it as follows: “Through written vignettes, artwork, and family photos the book charts Samarov’s emigration from the USSR in 1978, on to his attempts to fit into American society and peripatetic attempts to earn a living, while continuing to create artwork.” It’s available and can be purchased in New York at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC.
Morning Bites: Revisiting The Cure, Jaime Hernandez, Dmitry Samarov’s Playlist, Revisiting Joni Mitchell, and More
In our morning reading: Jason Heller on The Cure, a playlist from Dmitry Samarov, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Rodan, Peter Prescott, NYRB Cult Classics, John Langan’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: looking back at the music and legacy of Rodan, thoughts on John Langan’s new collection, and more.
Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Dmitry Samarov’s forthcoming book Music to My Eyes, due out on April 1st on Tortoise Books. In it, Samarov turns the spotlight on several of the musicians who have impressed him most over the years, bringing together his impressions of their sound with memories of a changing Chicago — and, of course, his artwork, capturing the energy and emotion of musicians playing before an audience.
Morning Bites: Wayétu Moore, “Angaaray” Revisited, Jasmin B. Frelih’s Latest, Orson Welles, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Wayétu Moore and Jasmin B. Frelih, a new issue of Midnight Breakfast, and more.
Morning Bites: Rosalie Knecht, Maria Dahvana Headley Interviewed, Richard Chiem Fiction, Howlin’ Rain, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Rosalie Knecht’s new novel, new writing by Richard Chiem, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Svetlana Alexievich, Yaa Gyasi Nonfiction, Gabino Iglesias, Lisa Prank Interviewed, and More
Thoughts on books by Svetlana Alexievich and Gabino Iglesias, new writing from Yaa Gyasi, and more.