In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jeff Jackson’s new novel, writing from Matthew Gavin Frank, and much more.
Morning Bites: Virginie Despentes Revisited, Haley Mlotek Nonfiction, Matthew Gavin Frank, Alice Bag’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the fiction of Virginie Despentes, essays by Haley Mlotek and Matthew Gavin Frank, and more.
In Memphis, the spice rub used to flavor our ribs varies from restaurant to restaurant, family to family, but often includes amounts of salt, black pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, brown sugar, white sugar, rosemary, ginger, celery salt, mustard, oregano, cumin. We must keep our grills cool enough not to burn these spices, especially the sugar. We will turn on our televisions as the smoke curls into the air, draws lassoes or nooses over so many backyards. On […]
Afternoon Bites: Carrie Brownstein, Matthew Gavin Frank Interviewed, Alfred Bester, 2015’s Best Metal, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Carrie Brownstein, Matthew Gavin Frank, and Simon Critchley; thoughts on Alfred Bester’s fiction; and more.
Morning Bites: Beat Happening Revisited, Jeanette Winterson and Marlon James, Lush Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Beat Happening, Warren Ellis on Umberto Eco, Jeanette Winterson in conversation with Marlon James, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Matthew Gavin Frank, Meredith Graves on Thanksgiving, Ryan Britt’s Playlist, Gabino Iglesias on “Zero Saints,” and More
In our afternoon reading: Meredith Graves on Thanksgiving, an excerpt from Matthew Gavin Frank’s new book, new writing from Gabino Iglesias, and much more. We’ll be posting lightly for the rest of the week due to the holiday. Regular posting will resume on Sunday.
Morning Bites: Matthew Gavin Frank, Literary Candles, Knausgaard Interviewed, Moby-Dick Marathon, and More
In our morning reading: a Matthew Gavin Frank playlist, a Moby-Dick Marathon report, news of Jeff Tweedy’s memoir, and more.
The email from Jeff Waxman had said that there would be one more Book/Plate event this year, and I had to read it twice: “a literary supper series at Peck’s Specialty Foods in Clinton Hill.” The rest of Jeff’s missive was charmingly dictated in the style of Moby-Dick, and then I finally came to the name: “Matthew Gavin Frank, author of Preparing the Ghost.” A dinner with squid, starring the author of a book about giant squids—what else would I […]