In our afternoon reading: an interview with Jeff Jackson, writings by Rebecca Solnit and Alice Sola Kim, and more.
Jeff Jackson‘s latest book, the novel Destroy All Monsters, follows through on the promise of his earlier books Mira Corpora and Novi Sad. It’s a haunting book about an epidemic of killings at rock concerts–one that feels at once horrifyingly contemporary and unsettlingly timeless. Through a birfurcated structure, Jackson offers up two distinct visions of this setting, each of which overlaps with the other in unexpected ways. Robert Lopez chatted with Jackson about his new book, its structure, and playwriting’s lessons for fiction.
Morning Bites: Fatimah Asghar, Jeff Jackson’s Latest, Upper Wilds, Julie Doucet Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Fatimah Asghar and Jeff Jackson, an interview with Nicole Chung, and more.
Weekend Bites: Julia Holter, Brian Alan Ellis Poetry, Rock & Roll Novels, East Village History, and More
In our weekend reading: exploring the music of Julia Holter, poetry by Brian Alan Ellis, great rock novels, and more.
Morning Bites: Nicole Chung, Hanif Abdurraqib on A Tribe Called Quest, Kiese Laymon Interviewed, Jeff Jackson, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Nicole Chung and Kiese Laymon, an exploration of a Brooklyn reading series, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Anna Burns, Will Oldham and Libraries, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kate Axelrod Fiction, Rob Spillman, and More
In our afternoon reading: Anna Burns has won the Man Booker Prize, new writing by Kate Axelrod, an excerpt of Jeff Jackson’s novel, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Donald Quist, reviews of new books by Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Jamie Iredell, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bikini Kill Revisited, Martin Riker and Jeff Jackson, DJ Haruki Murakami, Ilana Masad Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the music of Bikini Kill, Jeff Jackson and Martin Riker in conversation, and more.