In our morning reading: Amanda Petrusich on the subject of Paul Bowles, a discussion of publishing and diversity, interviews with Han Kang and Idra Novey, and more.
In our morning reading: critics on the year in books, celebrating Paul Bowles’s birthday, revisiting two of Kate Zambreno’s books, the year’s best metal, and more.
Morning Bites: The Music of Paul Bowles, Ellen Willis’s Criticism, Sjón and Hari Kunzru, Teju Cole, and More
Thoughts on the artistic legacies of Paul Bowles and Ellen Willis, talking LA with Dean Wareham, a look at Teju Cole’s latest, Sjón in conversation with Hari Kunzru, and more,
Morning Bites: Knausgård in Brooklyn, Walkmen in Conversation, Patricia Lockwood, Discussing Jane and Paul Bowles, and More
Hamilton Leithauser discusses his new album with a fellow Walkmen alumnus, scenes from Karl Ove Knausgård’s Community Bookstore appearance, thoughts on books from Patricia Lockwood and Julia Fierro, zine editors interviewed, and more.
Morning Bites: Lynne Tillman on Paul and Jane Bowles, Roxane Gay, Soviet-Era Science Fiction, Nelly Reifler Interviewed, and More
Lynne Tillman on Jane and Paul Bowles; a look at Soviet-era science fiction, Sarah McCarry interviewed Roxane Gay, D. Foy does a tour fundraiser, and more.
What went through Jonathan Meiburg’s head when, in 2008, he formally left critical darlings Okkervil River? I’d be willing to wager either a sense of duty or a feeling of dread; a now or never sort of thing that only he could truly understand. Sure, his band Shearwater was gaining fans every day. Signing a contract with indie giants Matador couldn’t hurt either, but it couldn’t have been easy.
Morning Bites: Stacks of books, Jennifer Gilmore talks to Elissa Schappell, Franzen and P.J. O’Rourke on Bill Maher, and more
Slate on the new Jeffrey Eugenides novel, The Marriage Plot. Vol. 1 on Jeffrey Eugenides: the dude really knows how to rock a vest. If you like pictures of stacks of books from the offices of various media companies, BuzzFeed has got the post for you. Jonathan Franzen, P.J. O’Rourke, and others discussed Occupy Wall Street with Bill Maher this past weekend. Jennifer Gilmore interviews Elissa Schappell over at The Rumpus. Thanks to WFMU for leading us to Hans Richter’s […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll Since their debut, 2007’s Invitation Songs, Seattle’s Cave Singers have quietly created their own musical space: Pete Quirk’s impossibly world-weary vocals; Derek Fudesco’s precisely played guitar; Marty Lund’s drumming veering somewhere between punk rock and a far-off dancefloor. This year brings their third album, No Witch, a stylistic and textural expansion of their sound: it contains both their loudest work and their most intimate. Via email, Lund and I discussed tour reading materials, Keith Richards, and […]