In our morning reading: thoughts on Jeffrey Yang’s poetry, an interview with Elizabeth Hand, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rebecca Solnit, Juliet Escoria on Literary 2015, Patton Oswalt Interviewed, Charles Burns on Lovecraft, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Rebecca Solnit and Emily Gould, Charles Burns revisits H.P. Lovecraft, Juliet Escoria previews literary 2015, and more.
Morning Bites: Slint Documentary, Remembering Peter Matthiessen, Patton Oswalt on Stephen King, Theremin Playlist, and More
A look at the Slint documentary, Jeff Jackson talks with Two Dollar Radio’s Eric Obenauf, a theremin playlist, notes on a lifetime of reading Stephen King’s fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Patton Oswalt on Comics History, Mogwai Get Remixed, Emily St. John Mandel on Writers’ Spaces, and More
Corey Eastwood, of Book Thug Nation and Human Relations, has a very affecting essay in The Brooklyn Rail. Also in the “excellent essays” camp: Emily St. John Mandel on the spaces where writers work. Tim Hecker remixing Mogwai, you say? Vol.1 Brooklyn’s Tobias Carroll spoke with The Paris Review‘s Sadie Stein about the new anthology Object Lessons. Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes spoke with The Quietus. Justin Cronin is profiled in the New York Times. Patton Oswalt on Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. Follow Vol. […]
Afternoon Bites: Inside “Joseph Anton,” Patton Oswalt in Bushwick, Dylan Meconis on Comics Criticism, and More
A very happy 49th birthday to Jarvis Cocker. Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton is out this week. Rushdie spoke to Charles McGrath at the New York Times, and Sarah Weinman looks at the books of Rushdie’s ex-wife Marianne Wiggins. Eric Nelson on the time Patton Oswalt showed up at Brooklyn Fireproof. Dylan Meconis on ways you should not write comics criticism. Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel, Skagboys, at Lit Reactor. How David Byrne listens to music. Steve Stern’s The Book […]
Afternoon Bites: Patton Oswalt chats with Harlan Ellison, Disco Inferno is reissued, heiresses get literary, and more
Patton Oswalt interviews Harlan Ellison. To repeat: Patton Oswalt interviews Harlan Ellison. As a bonus, said interview contains the phrase “Nebula Award-winning pee.” The esteemed Corey Eastwood has a new story, “Happy For Our Change,” up at Storychord. Jada Yuan reports from Sundance on Shut Up and Play the Hits (aka “the LCD Soundsystem documentary.”) At NPR, Emma Straub on heiress lit. Kate Beaton writes about where she reads. Ned Raggett on Disco Inferno, at Pitchfork. Farewell, Court Tavern. Follow […]
Bites: Patton Oswalt gets an Essay, Lethem in California, Dog Poetry, David Markson Marginalia and More
Patton Oswalt earns The Millions essay treatment. Does Jonathan Lethem miss the cold New York winter? (Which is actually quite warm today.) Matt Bell & Kyle Minor talking electronic editions and self-publishing. The accidental poetry of American Kennel Club. A Tumblr of David Markson marginalia.
Posted by Jason Diamond First Patton Oswalt scores a bestseller with Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, and now Tina Fey gives us “Confessions of a Juggler,” in this week’s New Yorker. I’m not 100% sure if the piece is from Fey’s forthcoming book, Bossypants, but if it’s any hint of what we have to expect, consider me excited.