In our morning reading: an interview with Lynne Tillman, thoughts on new books in translation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Antonio di Benedetto’s “Zama,” John Hughes, Lauryn Hill, Joshua Mohr’s Class, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a recently-translated book by Antonio di Benedetto, scenes from a Bill Callahan show, thoughts on a Lauryn Hill album, and more.
Morning Bites: “Searching For John Hughes” Gets a Cover, Marissa Nadler Interviewed, Translating “Infinite Jest,” and More
In our morning reading: Jason Diamond’s memoir has a cover, new writing from Kaitlyn Greenidge and Matthew Neill Null, thoughts on Emma Straub’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: John Hughes and Mixtapes, Eileen Myles on Politics, Michael Gira on Swans, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on John Hughes and mixtapes, Eileen Myles on modern politics, checking in with Michael Gira, and more.
Morning Bites: Sarah Gerard, Depressing Music, Weyes Blood Interviewed, John Green and John Hughes, and More
In our Wednesday morning reading: celebrating the release of Sarah Gerard’s Binary Star, the case for depressing music, a Weyes Blood interview, Idris Elba and Edgar Allan Poe, and more.
Morning Bites: Julie Klausner, Romance novels, Joseph Heller on war, Willa Cather, and more
NBC picked up the show Apocalipstick, which will be written and produced by the very talented Julie Klausner. The Hairpin breaks down how to write romance novels. Fixating on a Willa Cather sentence. Joseph Heller didn’t mind war that much. Steve Martin, Gillian Welch, and Ed Helms in a bluegrass mockumentary is probably the best thing of the day. Tom Waits is interviewed while sitting in a barber shop. Can somebody please front us the money to buy John Hughes’ former […]
Blane from “Pretty in Pink” knows how to Travel
Posted by Jason Diamond I know he probably hates to be thought of as “Blane from Pretty in Pink,” “guy in the Less Than Zero film adaptation” or “tolerable dude in Weekend at Bernie’s,” but until 30 seconds ago that’s what I always thought of when I thought about Andrew McCarthy. So it was something of a surprise to learn McCarthy is a travel writer that is good enough to win Travel Writer of the Year by the Society of […]
Bites: The Coens Grit, Detesting Eggers, Dennis Cooper on Justin Taylor, Lit. Mystery Spots, and More
The Coen bros are closer to making True Grit a reality. From The Awl: “It’s safe to say that Eggers is currently the most detested man in American haute-literary circles.” Remember that time a bunch of people wanted to kill Salman Rushdie? He’s gonna write a book about it. Dennis Cooper on Justin Taylor. L Magazine reviews Taylor’s Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever. A literary mystery spot at Lit Kicks. Where all all the Jews in John Hughes’ […]