In our morning reading: reviews of books by Michael J. Seidlinger and Heinrich von Kleist, short story recommendations, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Nick Antosca on Satire, Rosie Schaap on Soccer Bars, Brian Evenson and Rob Zombie Team Up, And More
Adam Wilson made Electric Literature a mixtape. Also, he weighs in on the eternal Klosterman/tUnE-yArDs debate: “I like Chuck Klosterman a lot, but he’s totally wrong.” (In case you missed it, Joe Winkler reviewed Wilson’s Flatscreen earlier this week.) Roxane Gay puts in her two cents on the whole Franzen/Twitter kerfuffle. The Collagist catches up with Nick Antosca, author of Midnight Picnic and The Obese. Mike Pace, singer/guitarist of the sorely missed Oxford Collapse, is back with a new project, […]
Oxford Collapse: A truncated history of abbreviated formats
Last summer, there was beer. I was interviewing Oxford Collapse at my apartment for a feature that would appear in an issue of Death+Taxes later that year. At the time of the interview, their fourth album, Bits, had not been released, but a pair of EPs had: The Hann-Byrd EP and the single “Spike of Bensonhurst”. Guitarist Mike Pace described his Platonic ideal of an EP: “Three original songs, one cover, a remix. It whets your appetite and leaves you […]