In our morning reading: an interview with John Darnielle, thoughts on Brandon Taylor’s fiction, and more.
Weekend Bites: Mira Jacob, The Mountain Goats Return, Andrea Bartz, Robin Sloan on Sourdough, and More
In our weekend reading: new work by Mira Jacob, interviews with Andrea Bartz and Robin Sloan, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lynn Melnick, International Exquisite Corpse, Troy James Weaver Fiction, Halloween Books, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Lynn Melnick’s poetry and the music of Constant Mongrel, fiction by Troy James Weaver, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the new Mountain Goats EP, revisiting the 90s emo scene, Lisa Hanawalt on comics, and more.
It’s been about twenty years since I first heard The Mountain Goats. Friends in college turned me on to what I’m going to refer to as “the hits”–i.e. “Going to Georgia” and “Cubs in Five,” songs that showcased John Darnielle’s lyrical range, urgent vocal delivery, and fondness for lo-fi recordings. It’s something that’s shaped how I’ve listened to them; despite the fact that it’s been fifteen years since the release of Tallahassee, there’s still a strange sense of the new […]
In our morning reading: thoughts on the new Mountain Goats album, “Twin Peaks”-inspired nonfiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Joshua Mohr Nonfiction, Chinaka Hodge, Maggie Nelson on Craft, John Darnielle’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: nonfiction by Joshua Mohr, Maggie Nelson on writing, a review of John Darnielle’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: “Flâneuse” Reviewed, Steve Erickson, Hideo Yokoyama’s Latest, Durga Chew-Bose, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Lauren Elkin’s new book, interviews with Steve Erickson and Durga Chew-Bose, and more.