In our morning reading: an interview with Alex Segura, thoughts on Kevin Maloney’s new novel, and more.
Sunday Stories: “Sing a New Song”
Sing a New Song
by Kurt Baumeister
Once upon a time, in the 1980’s, in America…
“The idea that religion and politics don’t mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.”
― Jerry Falwell
There was Mayor Randolph on the television saying how the American Dream was freedom of religion and this right couldn’t be denied, nor would it be a safe America or a safe world or a safe anything until any, any, religion was allowed a place to congregate and hold services and the like, said safe place to be furnished solely at the taxpayer’s expense. And it was okay when the Catholics showed up, even the Shintoists and the Buddhists, they were alright; but when the Third Church of Satan moved in next door, that was when all the trouble started.
Morning Bites: Matt Bell’s Latest, Salman Rushdie on Storytelling, Dmitry Samarov’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Matt Bell and Rachel Cusk, new writing by Salman Rushdie, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Federico Falco, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Latest, Kurt Baumeister and Jonathan Evison, Elon Green Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Federico Falco and Elon Green, writers on football, and more.
Morning Bites: Kristen Millares Young, Christian TeBordo Interviewed, Adam Wilson, Víctor del Árbol Excerpted, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Kristen Millares Young’s new novel, an interview with Adam Wilson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Meredith Talusan Interviewed, Ilana Masad, Tracy O’Neill’s Playlist, Kurt Baumeister, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Meredith Talusan and Ilana Masad, new nonfiction from Justin Taylor, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jami Attenberg on Bookshelves, Amber Sparks, David Berman Remembered, Corporate Dystopias, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction by Jami Attenberg, a review of Amber Sparks’s new collection, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lucy Ellmann Interviewed, Leland Cheuk, T Fleischmann’s Latest, Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Lucy Ellmann, reviews of books by Leland Cheuk and T Fleischmann, and more.