In our morning reading: remembering Leonard Cohen, nonfiction from Manuel Gonzales, Masha Gessen on politics, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chris Abani, Blake Butler Recommends Books, Masha Gessen Nonfiction, Jenn Champion, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Chris Abani, book recommendations from Blake Butler, new music from Jenn Champion, and more.
Morning Bites: James Hannaham’s Latest, 2014 VIDA Count, A Masha Gessen Excerpt, Alice Bag, and More
In our morning reading: the 2014 VIDA count is announced, a review of James Hannaham’s new novel, Chelsea Hodson’s sartorial collaboration, an excerpt from Masha Gessen’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Darcy Steinke Interviewed, NYC’s Worst Building, Colin Winnette’s Latest, Literary Buenos Aires, and More
An interview with Darcy Steinke, a look at literary Buenos Aires, new writing from Masha Gessen, the worst building in New York City, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “Anna Karenina,” Lucinda Williams, Destroy All Monsters Collected, Women in Comics, and More
In our morning reading: Teju Cole and Elif Batuman on their favorite books of the year, a look at a new collection of music from Destroy All Monsters, notes on a new translation of Anna Karenina, and more.
Morning Bites: Nicola Griffith, Jeff VanderMeer Interviewed, Hamish Kilgour’s Latest, Bill Cosby Onstage, and More
An interview with Jeff VanderMeer, a look at Nicola Griffith’s Hild, a new album from Hamish Kilgour, musings on Bill Cosby, and more.
Morning Bites: García Márquez’s Final Novel, Jo Ann Beard, Revisiting Muriel Spark, Literary Aphex Twin, and More
A look at the works of Jo Ann Beard, the fate of Gabriel García Márquez’s final novel, a look at Muriel Spark’s Loitering With Intent, Masha Gessen on exiles, and more.
Last year, for the music writing book group I run at WORD, we read The Feminist Press’s anthology of writings related to Pussy Riot. It was an interesting glimpse at the group, their origins, and the horrific show trial to which three of its members were subjected. Reading it, I felt as though I’d been given more knowledge, but was also hoping to be taken through the group’s art and criticism in the greater context of Russian society. Enter Masha […]