In our weekend reading: pondering J.G. Ballard, the world of writing materials, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Matt Bell Excerpted, Joy Williams, July Reading Suggestions, J.G. Ballard, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Matt Bell’s new book, thoughts on Elle Nash’s short fiction, and more.
Dismantling Artistic Borders: On “Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being”
Throughout his life, Alfred Jarry rarely held still. His is a body of work which defies easy classification, even in its more granular forms. As a writer alone, Jarry’s writings include fiction, plays, essays, and philosophy — and his work as a writer only accounts for a fraction of the art created in his 34 years on this planet.
Morning Bites: Téa Obreht Interviewed, Kid Millions and Sarah Bernstein, J.G. Ballard On Film, Pizza and Horror, and More
In our morning reading: Ryan Chapman interviewed Téa Obreht, David James Keaton on pizza horror, and more.
Morning Bites: Ali Smith on “Super-Cannes,” Kerry James Marshall, Lost Punk Films, Aaron Burch, and More and More
In our morning reading: Ali Smith on J.G. Ballard, new writing by Aaron Burch, and much more.
A Sinister J.G. Ballard Adaptation Gets a New Trailer
We’re pretty excited about Ben Wheatley’s forthcoming adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise. Wheatley’s a filmmaker who can capture the moment where life turns from surreal to nightmarish, which is an essential quality when translating Ballard’s work to the screen. A new trailer has been released for the film; if the first one focused more on the idyllic setting of the film, this one shows the stresses behind it, and suggests the moment when it all begins to fall apart. You […]
Morning Bites: Blake Butler on “High-Rise,” Roxane Gay Interviewed, Paul Pope, Subway History, and More
Blake Butler revisits a J.G. Ballard classic, interviews with Roxane Gay and Leigh Stein, tracking down history in the Times Square subway station, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Zadie Smith on J.G. Ballard, William T. Vollmann Interviewed, Punk Drummers, Craig Davidson’s Latest, and More
Zadie Smith discusses J.G. Ballard, an excerpt from Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir, an interview with William T. Vollmann, book recommendations from Emily Gould, and more.