In our morning reading: news of a Patricia Highsmith novel being adapted for film, an interview with Claudia Rankine, reviews of reissued albums from Songs:Ohia and Fugazi, new fiction from Iceland, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting Fugazi, Great Literary Critics, Dennis Cooper on Jac Jemc, Doug Yule Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting Fugazi’s demos and live archive, an interview with Anjali Singh of Other Press, Dennis Cooper on the fiction of Jac Jemc, and more.
This afternoon, we’re revisiting Fugazi’s 13 Songs, reading up on Lena Dunham’s appearance at BAM, checking out an excerpt from Sarah McCarry’s next novel, reading a review of Howard Jacobson’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Coney Island Murals, Soccer Books, Jem Cohen and Guy Picciotto at BAM, Neko Case Covers Iron Maiden, and More
Our morning reading features Flann O’Brien; murals on Coney Island; a member of Fugazi at BAM; an Ethan Coen play; and a selection of books about soccer.
A new book chronicles the fading “ghost signs” of New York City. Jeffrey Eugenides is Michael Silverblatt’s latest guest on Bookworm. Kio Stark thinks you to learn anything without going back to school. Salon does a roundup of great indie bookstores. Mayor Michael Blooberg sucks more and more every day. At Pitchfork, Brandon Stosuy talks to Ian MacKaye about the Fugazi live show archive. Quintron and Miss Pussycat are back. Daniel Blumberg from Yuck has some artwork he’d like to […]
“From where I sit inside the whale, ’70s rockmags and alternaweeklies generated a lost trove of American criticism. With Willis and Nelson added to the eight other names now compiled one way or another — Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus, Robert Palmer, Richard Meltzer, Dave Marsh, Nick Tosches, Jon Landau, and myself — the early record is in a sense complete.” Robert Christgau on recent books by or about Ellen Willis and Paul Nelson. Joe Hill on where he does his […]
Posted by Jason Diamond The Faith/Void split LP was released into the world in September of 1982. Since its release, many enthusiasts of early hardcore claim that it’s one of best examples of the genre ever to be put onto vinyl — if not the best. It ranks high among the most popular albums in a Dischord Records catalog that includes Minor Threat, Nation of Ulysses, Lungfish, Fugazi, and a dozen other releases that earn the label “iconic,” and is still mentioned as […]
YES! John Darnielle talks about his novel! (Via Largehearted Boy) “I’m working on it really slowly, and at this point, I expect to finish it when I’m 80 or something because I’m being really meticulous about revising it and am really ambitious about it,” he explains. “It’s about a guy who, when he was young, damaged himself very badly and finds himself in a position reflecting on other people who are as young as he once was and are also […]