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.
Morning Bites: Aretha Franklin Remembered, Frances de Pontes Peebles, Rebecca Solnit Interviewed, Joseph Spence, and More
In our morning reading: Hanif Abdurraqib on Aretha Franklin, an interview with Rebecca Solnit, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Violette Leduc Revisited, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Latest, R. O. Kwon, Autechre Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the works of Violette Leduc, reviews of new books by Ottessa Moshfegh and R. O. Kwon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: This Heat, Alice Bolin on True Crime, Revisiting “A Wrinkle In Time,” Brandon Hobson Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the music of This Heat, new comics from Lincoln Michel and John Dermot Woods, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on new books by Laura van den Berg and Sara Gallardo, an interview with Forrest Gander, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Maria Dahvana Headley’s Recommendations, Chance the Rapper, Lincoln Michel Fiction, Marisa Anderson, and More
In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Maria Dahvana Headley, new fiction by Lincoln Michel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: A “Tiny Crimes” Playlist, R.O. Kwon, Terrance Hayes Interviewed, Gang Gang Dance, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist inspired by “Tiny Crimes,” a remembrance of Richard Swift, and much more.
Some crime stories are epics, filling narratives that span hundreds or pages or across multiple volumes. Some crime stories require a little less space, but pack all of the visceral charm of their counterparts. That’s what you can expect from the new anthology Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder, edited by Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto. Along the way, the anthology also showcases the range of the stories that can be told within the boundaries of crime […]