In our afternoon reading: new writing by Lucy Ives, Dana Spiotta on Kurt Cobain, and more.
I’ve enjoyed Jenn Pelly‘s writing about music and pop culture for a while now; when the announcement was first made a few years ago, I was very excited to hear that she’d be writing about The Raincoats as part of the 33 1/3 series. This fall, Pelly’s book on The Raincoats was published, and it was everything I’d hoped for: a solid history of the band’s early days, an insightful look into the band’s creative process, and a book that […]
Morning Bites: Kathy Acker, Robert Christgau Interviewed, Michelle Orange on Kim Gordon, “A Confederacy of Dunces” Staged, and More
In our Tuesday morning reading: notes on Kathy Acker, Michelle Orange on Kim Gordon, an interview with Robert Christgau, a review of Paul Beatty’s latest, and more.
Morning Bites: New Junot Díaz, Kurt Cobain Poetry, Virgin Forest on Faulkner, Greatest Superhero Ever, and More
Akashic Books will be releasing a book tribute to Kurt Cobain written by the co-founder of Hole, Eric Erlandson. Apparently Courtney Love hasn’t given the book her blessing. Junot Díaz will be releasing This Is How You Lose Her, a new collection of short stories on Riverhead in September. You know who the greatest comic book hero is? Hint: it isn’t Aquaman. Helen Simpson talks to The Paris Review about her collection, In-Flight Entertainment. The guy from Virgin Forest talks about some Faulkner, […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Once upon a time it was a punk shirt. Kurt Cobain made one with a marker and wore it on Saturday Night Live in 1992. Now it’s considered retro and being sold at Forever 21. The only good that can come out of this shirt is that it has given me reason to post this video of Flipper doing “Sex Bomb” in the 80s. Update: Also to note from the Forever 21 Wikipedia: “Forever 21 has […]