The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
Afternoon Bites: Dan Sheehan’s Latest, Hanif Abdurraqib, duncan b. barlow Interviewed, Martin Riker, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Dan Sheehan’s new novel, interviews with Hanif Abdurraqib and Martin Riker, and more.
Morning Bites: Carmen Maria Machado Fiction, Michelle Tea, Porochista Khakpour’s Memoir, Revisiting Sherwood Anderson, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Carmen Maria Machado and Michelle Tea, thoughts on Porochista Khakpour’s memoir, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Hermione Hoby, new music from By the Grace of God, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Maggie Nelson, Carmen Maria Machado on Eggnog, Scott McClanahan Interviewed, duncan b. barlow, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Maggie Nelson and Scott McClanahan, new writing from Carmen Maria Machado, and more.
Morning Bites: Andrea Lawlor, Kevin Shields Interviewed, Marlon James’s Trilogy, duncan b. barlow Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Andrea Lawlor’s new novel, an update on Marlon James’s next project, and much more.
Earlier this year, I spent a week and a half traversing the Southwest and Midwest in book-tour mode with duncan b. barlow. This also meant that I got to hear him read nightly from his head-twisting novel The City, Awake, a surreal noir-tinged book abounding with doppelgangers, secret societies, and questions of memory and identity. (Also some of the most unsettling visions I’ve encountered in fiction in a while.) A couple of months later, we did a short interview about […]