In our Monday morning reading: a new article on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, new writing from Jamie Iredell, recommended reading from Ellen Willis, Warren Ellis on influential books, and more.
Weekend Bites: New Catherine Lacey Essay, Jonathan Lethem & Patti Smith, Farley Mowat in Newfoundland, Michael J. Seidlinger’s Playlist, and More
A fantastic new essay from Catherine Lacey, thoughts on the legacies of Ellen Willis and Farley Mowat, a playlist from Michael J. Seidlinger, Jonathan Lethem and Patti Smith in conversation, and more for your weekend reading.
Morning Bites: The Music of Paul Bowles, Ellen Willis’s Criticism, Sjón and Hari Kunzru, Teju Cole, and More
Thoughts on the artistic legacies of Paul Bowles and Ellen Willis, talking LA with Dean Wareham, a look at Teju Cole’s latest, Sjón in conversation with Hari Kunzru, and more,
Morning Bites: Ellen Willis, John Waters Road Trip, Literary World Cup, New Web of Sunsets, and More
A look at the new collection of Ellen Willis’s work, images of the latest installment of the Franklin Park Reading Series, writers on the World Cup, and more.
Weekend Bites: Dostoevsky on Film, Pen Names, Rebecca Solnit Interviewed, Ellen Willis, and More
John Wray on pen names, the best film adaptations of Dostoevsky’s work, thoughts on the new Ellen Willis collection, talking with Rebecca Solnit, and more.
Morning Bites: Sheila Heti Interviewed, Tim and Mike Kinsella, Why Ellen Willis Matters, and More
Notes on the continued relevance of Ellen Willis, interviews with Sheila Heti and Chuck Palahniuk, a look at the music of Tim and Mike Kinsella, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Junot Diaz, Molly Crabapple at PEN, Victor LaValle Interviewed, Ellen Willis, and More
Junot Diaz on MFA programs and race, a 1969 Ellen Willis essay reappears, interviews with Victor LaValle and Molly Crabapple, a Jan Elizabeth Watson playlist, and more.
“The Essential Ellen Willis” Has a Trailer
Out this week, The Essential Ellen Willis collects essays on politics, society, and culture from one of the most vital thinkers of our time. There’s also new commentary on her work from the likes of Irin Carmon, Spencer Ackerman, and Sara Marcus. And, for those of you who might be unfamiliar with Willis’s work, there’s a trailer for the anthology that succinctly makes the case for the relevance and continued vitality of her work; you can see it below.