In our afternoon reading: Sarah McCarry on Cristina Rivera Garcia’s newly-translated novel, Alan Sparhawk on football, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: looking back at the works of Virginia Woolf, thoughts on books by Jean Giono and Rachel Armstrong, and more.
Morning Bites: Sun Ra and John Cage, Writers on Brexit, Bronwen Dickey, Dorothe Nors’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: a review of a John Cage/Sun Ra live album, writers share their thoughts on Brexit, notes on a new book by Dorothe Nors, and more.
In this morning’s reading: interviews with Kyle Minor and Sean H. Doyle, thoughts on John Cage and recorded music, mosh pit-inspired art, and much more.
“From the very first sentence, we still find the familiar wicked slant of Cooper’s perennial knack for penetrative dialogue (in more than one sense, and with a degree of simultaneous awe and terror that I believe is unmatched in fiction), though the trajectory of it has been bent again.” Blake Butler reviews Dennis Cooper’s new novel The Marbled Swarm. (We’ll be hosting Cooper in conversation with Brandon Stosuy in two weeks.) At Tin House’s blog: the first installment of Rob Spillman’s culture […]
Morning Bites: Stacks of books, Jennifer Gilmore talks to Elissa Schappell, Franzen and P.J. O’Rourke on Bill Maher, and more
Slate on the new Jeffrey Eugenides novel, The Marriage Plot. Vol. 1 on Jeffrey Eugenides: the dude really knows how to rock a vest. If you like pictures of stacks of books from the offices of various media companies, BuzzFeed has got the post for you. Jonathan Franzen, P.J. O’Rourke, and others discussed Occupy Wall Street with Bill Maher this past weekend. Jennifer Gilmore interviews Elissa Schappell over at The Rumpus. Thanks to WFMU for leading us to Hans Richter’s […]
The New Republic reviews Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage Something Red author, Jennifer Gilmore, talks about her year in reading at The Millions. Somewhere in heaven, John Hughes is smiling while listening to this cover of “Holiday Roads” by The Walkmen. Paul Thomas Anderson to adapt Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice into a film. Ernest Hemingway wants a Big Papa t-shirt for the holidays. Taking the plunge into Freedom.