The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Josephine Rowe, a playlist from Chelsea Martin, lanterns in Morningside Heights, and more.
In our morning reading: new essays by Porochista Khakpour and Joanna C. Valente, Irvine Welsh’s favorite books, and more.
In our weekend reading: remembering the life and work of Paula Fox, an interview with Kelly Luce, Chance the Rapper on Kevin Coval, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Brian Evenson, Mitchell S. Jackson, Kelly Luce, and more.
In our morning reading: Garth Greenwell revisits a James Baldwin classic, Matthew Salesses interviews Marcy Dermansky, new nonfiction from Kelly Luce, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Lauren Elkin, an excerpt from Kelly Luce’s novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Javier Marias, fiction from Madeleine ffitch, New Age musical history, and more.