In our morning reading: an interview with Joshua Cohen, talking books with Lydia Lunch and Jerry Stahl, Binyavanga Wainaina and Janelle Monae, new writing from Laird Hunt, and more.
Afternoon Bites: John Wray on Nick Cave, Kate Zambreno Interviewed, New China Mieville, Essential Sun Ra, and More
For your holiday weekend reading: John Wray profiled Nick Cave for the Times, a new web issue of Gigantic is now out, new fiction from China Miéville, an interview with Kate Zambreno, writing from Chelsea Hodson and Alexandra Molotkow, and more. We’ll return on Monday.
Morning Bites: Literary Frenemies, The Soft Pink Truth, Megan Abbott on Peter Weir, Ariel Schrag’s Playlist, and More
Norman Brannon on Drew Daniel’s The Soft Pink Truth, great literary frenemies, new writing from Dolan Morgan, an Ariel Schrag playlist, and more.
Morning Bites: Stuart Dybek, Moby-Dick Marathon NYC Returns, Jonathan Wilson on the World Cup, Shane Jones on “Crystal Eaters,” and More
Queen Margot on film, Shane Jones interviewed, the Moby-Dick Marathon NYC’s fundraiser, thoughts on Stuart Dybek and How to Dress Well, and more.
Jonathan Wilson’s Kick and Run is subtitled “Memoir With Soccer Ball,” which serves as a deeply accurate description of what one will find inside. Wilson’s life has taken him from his native London to Israel to the United States, where he currently resides. The book covers his family’s history, his own fondness for American literature, and the ways in which he has felt like an outsider, encompassing questions of culture, nationality, geography and aesthetics.. The through line here is Wilson’s passion […]
Afternoon Bites: Orpheus in History, Jonathan Wilson on Soccer Lit, Donna Tartt, Cari Luna’s Playlist, and More
Kate Bernheimer talks Orpheus; Don Waters on the indie bookstores in his life; examining the critical reaction to Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch; Jonathan Wilson’s favorite books on soccer; and more.
Our editors weekly roundup of what they’re consuming. Tobias Carroll And so: headed to Asbury Park this past weekend for the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. Had a fine time; saw amazing sets from Factory Floor and Swans and Portishead and Public Enemy; saw Jeff Mangum plan a stellar Daniel Johnston cover and Matt Sweeney join Bonnie “Prince” Billy on stage for a stunning version of “Beast for Thee.” I also did some reading.
Over at the New Yorker, Hanukkah stories courtesy of Yoni Brenner. Maud Newton reflects on her favorite books of 2009. Gabriel Garcia Marquez gave Fidel Castro a copy of Bram Stokers Dracula. Zak Smith picks a top three over at HTMLGiant. American Psycho, Motley Crue, Sam Lipsyte, and Ghostworld are each mentioned in Details 25 Greatest Generation X books list. Tiger “Mistresses of Tiger Woods march on Washington” The Borowitz Report. Over at The Faster Times, Jonathan Wilson gives us […]