In our weekend reading: thoughts on novels by Jade Sharma and Nathan Hill, interviews with Alice Bag and Peter Tieryas, and more.
Due to the holiday, we’ll be on a reduced schedule for the rest of this weekend. Sunday Stories will return next week, and normal posting will resume on Tuesday.
Weekend Bites: Jade Sharma Interviewed, Mira Jacob, Donald Ray Pollock’s Latest, Roxane Gay, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Jade Sharma, news of a Roxane Gay-written comic, revisiting the LA punk zine Slash, and much more.
Morning Bites: Hilton Als on Agnes Martin’s Art, John Langan, Wendy C. Ortiz Interviewed, Luke B. Goebel, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Hilton Als and Luke B. Goebel, an interview with Wendy C. Ortiz, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amanda Petrusich Nonfiction, Jade Sharma’s Playlist, Lauren Groff, John Langan Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by Amanda Petrusich and Lauren Groff, thoughts on Brian Blanchfield’s work, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Jade Sharma Interviewed, The Julie Ruin, Marcy Dermansky’s Book Trailer, Brian K. Vaughan, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jade Sharma, Brian K. Vaughan, and The Julie Ruin; a book trailer for Marcy Dermansky’s new novel; and more.
Our most anticipated reads for the month of July are a disparate bunch: there’s formally inventive fiction, in-depth explorations of beloved cultural phenomena, expansive looks at the evolution of a genre, and skewed looks at the past, present, and future. And there’s also a striking-looking graphic novel exploring the singular life of a cult musician. As the temperature gets higher and the range of outdoor activities grows, here are a number of reasons to carry a book with you as […]
I received an advance copy of Jade Sharma’s Problems, due out from Emily Books, one of the first titles released since their recent partnership with Coffee House Press. I finished Problems on the train, the book’s popping prose totally in line with the how it feels to be underground in New York City – a rush of light before darkness, a blur of movement. Unsettling, aware, self-conscious, vivid, honest, gorgeous – Problems does it all, all while eschewing traditional expectations […]