In our afternoon reading: an interview with Claudia Rankine, John Scalzi on all-you-can-read programs, Corinne Mucha’s graphic memoir is reviewed, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Chelsea Hodson and John Scalzi, the time Iggy Pop played an alien, talking Jawbreaker, and more.
Part of that hesitation is based on the experience of musicians with their own streaming services, such as Spotify or Rhapsody — many musicians earn substantially less from streaming than from sales, and unlike musicians, most writers can’t really try to make money from touring (some could. Not many). Now, to be clear, early reports say that the subscription services credit a full sale after someone reads 10% or so of a work (although how much a “full sale” counts for […]
Morning Bites: Scott Cheshire, Kyle Minor, Brutalist Classics, Talking “Two Serious Ladies,” and More
Celebrating Scott Cheshire’s book release, new writing from Natalie Eilbert and Mairead Case, talking Jane Bowles, Ted Thompson discusses his debut, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Talking With Margaret Atwood, Clement Greenberg Revisited, Lace Curtain Reviewed, New Jac Jemc Fiction, and More
An interview with Margaret Atwood, reviews of two new records from Lace Curtain, the history of the movie Clue, a new short story from Jac Jemc, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Books Called “Joyland,” Jennifer Gilmore Interviewed, The “Happy Baby” Playlist, Alt-Rock Drummers, and More
In this afternoon’s reading: Emily Schultz on the appeal of calling your novel Joyland, Stephen Elliott shares his Happy Baby playlist, Jennifer Gilmore talks with NPR, a number of writers talk about alt-rock’s best drummers, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Karen Russell’s Latest, Digitally Serialized Fiction, Will Self’s Evolution, and More
“I first saw his face when he appeared on Shooting Stars, a surreal comedy panel show that used to be on the BBC. As a teenager I liked him because his persona was borderline depressive, a black hole in the middle of the carnival. I also remember marveling at his name, which sounded too good to be real — I was certain it was a comic pseudonym, like Mr. Bean.” Ben Hamilton on Will Self (and Will Self’s Umbrella.) Pitchfork on Seattle’s […]