Christina Vantzou‘s solo work ventures into stunning, complex ambient passages. Her latest album, No. 4, is perhaps her most musically varied work yet, summoning up an array of haunting emotions while instilling a sense of bliss through the density and melodic qualities heard throughout. In advance of her show in Brooklyn on April 7th as part of the Ambient Church series, I talked with her about the making of the album and some of the literary influences on her music.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Keith Morris, nonfiction from David L. Ulin, fiction from Nick T. Chan, and more.
Weekend Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates Interviewed, New Roxane Gay Nonfiction, E.L. Doctorow’s Legacy, Wendy C. Ortiz, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Wendy C. Ortiz, new writing from Roxane Gay and Molly Gaudry, new music from Wax Idols, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Ben Lerner & Ariana Reines, Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change, Writers’ Marriages, Merritt Tierce, and More
Checking in with J Mascis, Ben Lerner and Ariana Reines in conversation, Jason Diamond on writers’ marriages, Merritt Tierce interviewed, and more.
Morning Bites: “Green Girl” Reissued, Courtney Maum on Catherine Lacey, Jen Doll Interviewed, Borges Vs. Soccer, and More
Thoughts on the new edition of Kate Zambreno’s Green Girl, an interview with Jen Doll, Courtney Maum on Catherine Lacey’s debut novel, why Borges hated soccer, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Borges and Memory, Drew Daniel on Straight Edge, Dispatches from AWP, Rachel Cantor and Jeremy P. Bushnell, and More
This afternoon: Aaron Gilbreath reports from AWP, The Believer Book Award shortlist is up, Drew Daniel talks hardcore, a look at Borges and memory, and more.
A look at Borges’s collected lectures, the NYPL’s record sale, Kevin Shields talked with Pitchfork, WORD Jersey City, and more.
Morning Bites: Borges birthday bash, Sex with Stephen Malkmus, Frankin Park Reading Series, dirty fiction, and more
Today is the birth date of Jorge Luis Borges. The Argentinian writer was born in this day in 1899. Google has decided to celebrate his birthday by dedicating their logo to him. Penina Roth’s Franklin Park Reading Series is written up. Blake Butler reviews Wayne Koestenbaum’s Humiliation and Kate Zambreno’s Green Girl Dirty fiction writers of past and present. Stephen Malkmus gives sex advice at Nerve. Many dudes over 30 take everything he says to heart. Back in 1981, […]