Like much of his work to date, Scott Esposito’s new book The Doubles evades easy categorization, yet also overwhelms the reader with a sense of its author’s personality and aesthetics. It encompasses several years in Esposito’s life, weaving in his impressions on one film that he saw in that year. The resulting book blends artistic disciplines, gives a fantastic sense of its author’s approach to film, and does a number of bold things with narratives along the way. I asked […]
In our morning reading: Amber Tamblyn on her favorite books, Steve Albini on foodies, thoughts on Amelia Gray’s new collection, the troubled production of an Orson Welles film, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “The Natural,” Kate Zambreno Interviewed, Jeff Jackson, Literary Orson Welles, and More
Thoughts on Bernard Malamud, interviews with Kate Zambreno and Jeff Jackson, Orson Welles’s literary forays, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Hoax Literary Brawls, Lost Orson Welles, Ken Baumann’s Playlist, “Clear History” Reviewed, and More
Jenni Fagan and Ken Baumann share playlists, Larry David’s new project is reviewed, a nonexistent literary brawl is investigated, Tyler Coates recommends LGBT nonfiction, and more.
An anthology collecting the zine The Minus Times has been released by featherproof and Drag City. David Berman interviewed editor Hunter Kennedy about the project for BOMB. Sheila Heti chatted with Tin House. Christopher Weingarten looks back at the weekend’s NYC debut of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. The Quietus revisits Orson Welles’s adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial. The Los Angeles Times on reader recommendations. Sam Prekop took Pitchfork through his listening history. Conversational Reading is doing a group read of William Gass’s novel […]