In our morning reading: revisiting the music of Gill Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, thoughts on collections by Carmen Maria Machado and Denis Johnson, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Jade Chang and Meredith Alling, an interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick, and more.
It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Eimear McBride’s new novel, new music from Kim Gordon, great film adaptations of novels, and more.
Morning Bites: Jade Chang, Justin Taylor on Halldór Laxness, Chelsea Hodson Interviewed, Lance Olsen, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Jade Chang and Halldór Laxness, an interview with Chelsea Hodson, and more.
This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.