Few musical formats have had the comeback narrative that vinyl has in the last decade or so. A new documentary film, Vinyl Nation, explores the enduring appeal of LPs and the subculture that’s grown around them recently — including the rise of Record Store Day. I talked with directors Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone to learn more about the film’s origins and how the project came to fruition.
Morning Bites: Ottessa Moshfegh Interviewed, Harry Mathews Remembered, Min Jin Lee, Steve Himmer’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Ottessa Moshfegh, Chris Gethard, and Min Jin Lee; talking books about the 1980s; and more.