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.
Morning Bites: John Darnielle Interviewed, A Tribe Called Quest, Joanna C. Valente Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with John Darnielle, thoughts on A Tribe Called Quest, a new essay by Jason Diamond, and more.
Morning Bites: Kate Zambreno’s Latest, Raymond Pettibon, Viet Thanh Nguyen Fiction, John Darnielle Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: Amber Sparks on Kate Zambreno’s latest, an interview with John Darnielle, and much more.