In our morning reading: interviews with Lincoln Michel and Tamsyn Muir, the world of cartoon influencers, and more.
Afternoon Bites: John Darnielle Interviewed, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’s Novel, Legendary Movie Theaters, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking with John Darnielle, remembering a great Brooklyn movie theater, and more.
Morning Bites: John Darnielle Interviewed, Kelby Losack’s Latest, Brandon Taylor’s Fiction, and More
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.