In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Marcus Pactor’s short stories, revisiting the Velvet Underground live, and more.
Sunday Stories: “Classified”
by Josh Denslow
Haley and I had been broken up for two weeks when she asked if I’d drive up north to have dinner with her parents.
“They are looking forward to meeting you,” she said over the phone, and I could picture the wince that happened when she felt uncomfortable. The twitch of her cheek.
Morning Bites: Patti Smith, Mary Ruefle’s Latest, Josh Denslow, Nick Flynn Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Patti Smith and Josh Denslow, thoughts on Mary Ruefle’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Mark Doten Interviewed, Josh Denslow, David Shields Interviewed, Janelle Brown, and More
In our morning reading: Mark Doten and Patrick Nathan in conversation, a review of Seth Fried’s new novel, and more.
Weekend Bites: Stephen Malkmus, Dubravka Ugrešić’s Latest, Summer Brennan, Josh Denslow Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Stephen Malkmus’s latest album, an excerpt from Summer Brennan’s new book, and more.