In our afternoon reading: Brandon Hobson and Kristen Arnett look back at the year, Jonathan Lethem discusses narrators, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jonathan Lethem’s Playlist, Scholastique Mukasonga, Revisiting “They Live,” Pop and Melancholy, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Jonathan Lethem, a look at pop and melancholy, and more.
Morning Bites: Lucia Berlin Revisited, Jonathan Lethem, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Sharron Kraus, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting the works of Lucia Berlin, interviews with Gabino Iglesias and Idra Novey, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jonathan Lethem on Conspiracies, Nisi Shawl Nonfiction, Tommy Pico, Jenny Hval’s Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: essays by Jonathan Lethem and Tommy Pico, an excerpt from Jenny Hval’s newly-translated novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Beastie Boys Retrospective, Akwaeke Emezi, Steve Reich Interviewed, Jonathan Lethem’s Inspirations, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at the new Beastie Boys retrospective, interviews with Akwaeke Emezi and Steve Reich, and more.
And here we go, deeper into fall. Daylight Savings Time looms this weekend, making for shorter days and longer nights; colder temperatures beckon. Does that make it the right time of the year to curl up with a book? Well, sure–but is there ever not a good time of year for that? Among the books we’re most excited about this month are bold riffs on detective fiction, genre-defying narratives, and works of fiction and nonfiction that put politics and culture into sharp relief. Here are some November books (plus a pair from the final days of October) that have caught our eye.
Weekend Bites: Jonathan Lethem, Roberto Saviano’s Latest, José Olivarez, Warren Zevon Revisited, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Jonathan Lethem, Julie Buntin on new books by Nico Walker and Lisa Locascio, and much more.
Morning Bites: Mat Johnson Interviewed, Hanif Abdurraqib Nonfiction, “Motherless Brooklyn” on Film, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Mat Johnson, new writing by Hanif Abdurraqib, and much more.