In our morning reading: Denis Johnson on film, thoughts on George Saunders’s new collection, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Emily St. John Mandel Interviewed, Stephen Sondheim’s Writing, Allison Wyss on Stories, and More
In our afternoon reading: a conversation with Emily St. John Mandel, thoughts on the craft of flash fiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Jim Ruland’s Playlist, Sandra Cisneros on Writing, Claire Messud Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: a playlist from Jim Ruland, interviews with Sandra Cisneros and Claire Messud, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Namwali Serpell, Kirkus Prize Finalists, Rob Hart, and More
In our afternoon reading: new work by Namwali Serpell and Rob Hart, the Kirkus Prize finalists revealed, and more.
Making Postpunk in the Shadow of History: An Interview With Trupa Trupa
The music made by Polish post-punks Trupa Trupa finds a haunting balance between intensity and off-beat melodies, even as the group’s lyrics juxtapose the absurd with the harrowing. Their next album, Of the Sun, is due out next month on Lovitt Records, and they’ll be touring the US in October — including a stop at Union Pool on October 8. I talked with singer-guitarist Grzegorz Kwiatkowski about the group’s music, his poetry, and the place where they all converge.