In our morning reading: an excerpt from Nathan Ballingrud’s new book, a remembrance of Wayne Shorter, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eula Biss Excerpt, Sleater-Kinney Box Set, An Eleanor Catton Grant, Will Self vs. George Orwell, and More
Guernica has an excerpt up from Eula Biss’s forthcoming On Immunity, the Sleater-Kinney catalog is getting reissued, John Waters talked with The Dissolve, new poetry from Juliet Escoria, and more.
#tobyreads: The Epic Ones
This may well be one of the more anticlimactic columns I do this year, if only because the three books discussed — two of them, anyway — have been works that have been discussed a whole hell of a lot this year already. That said, I was also very impressed with all three of them — if my top-ten-of-2013 list had been something closer to a top twenty, all of these would have been on there. Also? All three are […]
Afternoon Bites: Eleanor Catton Interviewed, Songs:Ohia, Meeting David Peace, Old-Fashioneds, and More
Talking with the author of The Luminaries, great cocktail debates, a report from this year’s Fest, the novels of David Peace, and more.
Morning Bites: “The Luminaries” Wins the Booker, Mitchell S. Jackson, Scott McClanahan Excerpt, “Kill Your Darlings” Reviewed, and More
The Luminaries is this year’s Man Booker Prize winner; Kill Your Darlings gets a glowing review from the Times; Mitchell S. Jackson’s new novel is reviewed; and more.
Bites: Free Camera Obscura mp3, McSweeneys wants you to eat pork and peanut butter, gay angels, Michael vs. Michael
It’s always good when Scottish twee bands get into the spirit of Bastille Day. In this case, Camera Obscura giving out a free mp3 of their song “French Navy”. Dennis Cooper (Maud Nelson says it’s a contributor to his blog?) about angels in Milton’s Paradise Lost having gay sex. Isn’t this the subject matter for most CocoRosie songs? McSweeney’s recomends peanut butter and bacon sandwhiches as well as the act of chilling the fuck out. That’s news, right? The A.V. […]