In our morning reading: an interview with Joy Harjo, musical recommendations from Future Islands, and more.
In our afternoon reading: this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, an interview with Sarah Gerard, a review of Fiona Maazel’s latest novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on J. D. Wilkes’s novel, nonfiction by Colin Dickey, and much more.
Morning Bites: Victorian Spiritualists, Phantom Tollbooth, Halloween plans, letters from Burroughs, and more
Best title of the day: “Victorian ectoplasm-producing mediums: freaks or fakes?” Letters from William Burroughs. A documentary on 50 years of The Phantom Tollbooth. We wrote an essay on the book’s birthday as well. If your Halloween plans include watching Roger Corman’s series of Edgar Allan Poe films from the 1960s, maybe take a listen to this interview the director did with Edward Champion first. Or if you don’t have any Halloween plans, maybe you’re up for seeing Alejandro Jodorowsky’s […]
The first time I saw Future Islands, I was taken aback by how invested they were in what they were doing at that very moment. There was no pretense, no posturing, and they seemed to really enjoy playing music for a crowd that appreciated their music. People were freaking out; dancing like robots on Quaaludes, screaming and spraying beer cans like bottles of champagne. When I finally got to hear the Baltimore trio’s Thrill Jockey album, In Evening Air, I […]