In our morning reading: new writing from Ted Chiang, a report from Jawbox’s first reunion show, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Donald Quist, Jawbox Interviewed, Jessica Pratt, Sharma Shields’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: Donald Quist revisited his new book, a review of Sharma Shields’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Marlon James, Anna Burns’s Latest, Gauche on Conspiracies, Jan Morris’s Diary, and More
In our morning reading: talking fiction with Marlon James, reviews of books by Anna Burns and Bernardo Atxaga, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tessa Hadley Interviewed, Lou Reed Revisited, Genevieve Hudson, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Tessa Hadley and Genevieve Hudson, revisiting the music of Talk Talk, and more.
Morning Bites: Kanye West, Margaret Eby Interviewed, Revisiting Jawbox, Elizabeth Gilbert, and More
In our morning reading: in-depth looks at albums by Kanye West and Jawbox, an interview with Margaret Eby, and much more.
Band Booking: J. Robbins of Office of Future Plans
Interview by Tobias Carroll J. Robbins has been making compelling music for a very long time, and the list of bands he’s played in provides a fine overview of punk and post-punk: Government Issue, Jawbox, and Burning Airlines all come to mind. Office of Future Plans, in which he plays alongside bassist Brooks Harlan, cellist/guitarist Gordon Withers, and drummer Darren Zentek, is both a reminder of his talents as a songwriter and a smart expansion of them. Over how long a […]
Bites: Bolaño’s French Tastes, Panorama Makes a Missed Connection, Clooney Saving Novels, Tao Lin at Urban Outfitters, and More
Just wanted to start your day off with this photo titled “Journalists at a Microsoft press conference”. (Via Clusterflock) Lit. Cristina Nehring wasn’t too happy with Emily Gould’s review of her book, A Vindication of Love. (thanks HTMLGiant) The ongoing series exploring what the late Roberto Bolaño read over at MobyLives has made for good reading. Discussed today is Bolaño’s love of French lit. Newsrooms as training grounds for fiction writers? Mashable gives us their thoughts on Barnes and Nobles […]