In our Wednesday afternoon reading: looking back at Eraserhead; interviews with Marilynne Robinson, Arthur Russell, and Meredith Graves; the state of Brooklyn’s DIY venues; Alex Flynn on superheroes; and more.
Morning Bites: Marilynne Robinson Interviewed, John Berryman Revisited, Jess Row, Unwound Reissued, and More
Interviews with Marilynne Robinson and Jess Row, thoughts on the latest Unwound reissues, checking in with Cult of Youth, and more.
Morning Bites: Michelle Orange on Marilynne Robinson, Performing “Inventory,” Antonia Crane, Talking “Fear Street,” and More
Michelle Orange on Marilynne Robinson’s new novel, Scott Cheshire on John Coltrane, art from David Lynch, a mix from Chloe Caldwell, and more.
Whether your taste in books runs towards pastoral meditations on uniquely American themes or surreal stories of bizarre crimes, October will have plenty to offer. Writers reveal stories of favorite bars and beloved tattoos; cult authors return with shifts in style; and first books leave a significant mark. The weather’s getting colder; thankfully, there’s plenty on this list to go along with the seasonal beverage and sweater of your choice.
Morning Bites: Eimear McBride, Cooking With Steve Albini, Leslie Jamison on Marilynne Robinson, Lars Iyer, and More
Joshua Cohen on Eimear McBride’s novel, Leslie Jamison on Marilynne Robinson, a Joyland fundraiser, thoughts on Lars Iyer’s latest, and more.
Indexing: Elvis Costello, Transmetropolitan Revisited, Nick Harkaway, Screenwriting Podcasts, Studs Terkel, and More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
Afternoon Bites: Carl Wilson’s 2011, Emma Straub makes a mix, Justin Davidson on Philip Glass, and more
“Perhaps, I thought, I had never listened hard enough to get beneath the churning surface, and impression had hardened into prejudice. A friend of mine speaks of the “ecstasy” of listening to Glass; I wanted some of that, too.” Justin Davidson on trying to embrace the music of Philip Glass. Carl Wilson on the highlights of 2011 in culture. This Emily Books panel — including appearances from Alexander Chee and Heidi Julavits — looks pretty fantastic. Emma Straub has made […]