In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Gabriel Blackwell and Anthony Trollope, new writing from Kathryn Schulz, and more.
Morning Bites: Marlon James, Alexander Chee on Martin Amis’s Latest, The Pop Group Reviewed, and More
In our Thursday morning reading: the year’s best albums according to Pitchfork, an interview with Marlon James, Alexander Chee talks Martin Amis, a look at the popularity of essays, and more.
Last night the New School’s Theresa Lang Community Center on West 13th Street held a panel discussion entitled “Should Critics Be Harsh?” The seminar was moderated by author/professor Christopher Beha (What Happened to Sophie Wilder?), who was joined by Jacob Silverman and Troy Patterson of Slate alongside Salon book critic Laura Miller. Advertised but not present were author Daniel Mendelsohn and Ruth Franklin of The New Republic. Mutterings within the audience suggested that Mendelsohn had a gig for the New York Review of Books that he couldn’t get out of, and […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll Recently added to our “to follow” list: The Chimerist, a new site from Maud Newton and Laura Miller focusing on “the intersection of art, stories, and technology.” Specifically, it’s a look at features and apps for the iPad that take advantage of the form — all of which seems like a smart way of doing things. For all that the debate over reading devices has been heated in recent years, there’s been a lot less discussion […]