In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kelefa Sanneh’s new book, when punk influences comics, and more.
New music from No Age, Sasha Frere-Jones talks with Rachel Kushner, a look at the current state of Civil Coping Mechanisms, and more.
Lexicon Devils: What Exactly is Alt Lit? A Conversation With Frank Hinton, Noah Cicero and Stephen Tully Dierks
What does it mean to affix the “alt” tag to something? Is it a reaction? A sign of the changing times? That’s the very question we’re asking about alt lit.
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