In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by Anthony Veasna So, a review of Matt Bell’s new novel, and more.
A Singular Take on Cultural History: On Luc Sante’s “Maybe the People Would Be the Times”
If Luc Sante wrote the phone book I’d read it. Twice. Happily, Sante’s new book Maybe the People Would Be the Times gathers pieces about music, art, and city life from the last twenty-plus years, so what he writes about is as compelling as the style with which he does it. Sante stubbornly refuses to write a stale line. Whether paying tribute to the young Patti Smith or imagining the subsequent lives of the original owners of 45s in his collection or recalling the long-gone businesses and denizens of the Lower East Side, he puts the reader right there, seeing what he saw, thinking what he thought.
Afternoon Bites: Troy James Weaver, Windham Campbell Literary Prize, Michael Azzerad Interviewed, Glenn O’Brien, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Troy James Weaver, thoughts on Hilary Leichter’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gemma Files, Geoff Barrow Interviewed, Bon Iver, Alex Segura’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Gemma Files and Geoff Barrow, a playlist from Alex Segura, and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s August 2019 Book Preview
August brings with it hotter temperatures, a vision of a more humid life, and the slightest hint that fall might be on the way. August also brings with it a host of thought-provoking books, deftly-translated works from around the world, and imaginative fiction that riffs on contemporary concerns. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have us most excited.
Afternoon Bites: Jenny Hval’s Novel, Paul Auster and Luc Sante, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on 2018, Priya Sharma, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring Jenny Hval’s new novel, Paul Auster and Luc Sante in conversation, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Olivia Laing, Luc Sante on Cartoons, Nico’s Influence, Jim Ruland Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Olivia Laing’s new novel, new writing by Luc Sante and Jim Ruland, and more.
Morning Bites: Terese Marie Mailhot Interviewed, Natalie Eilbert Poetry, Luc Sante on The Kinks, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Terese Marie Mailhot, new writing by Natalie Eilbert, and much more.