In our morning reading: essays by Rumaan Alam and Brandon Hobson, an interview with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, and more.
Morning Bites: Carrie Brownstein and Questlove Converse, Alex Mar, Cameron Pierce’s Latest, Morgan Parker, and More
In our morning reading: Carrie Brownstein and Questlove in conversation, a visit to Amazon’s bookstore, Victoria Ruiz on the Trans FX album, and more.
Morning Bites: New Tanwi Nandini Islam Nonfiction, Carrie Brownstein and Questlove, Marie-Helene Bertino on Heroines, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Tanwi Nandini Islam, Maura Johnston, and Marie-Helene Bertino; new fiction from Kevin Maloney; and more.
Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Ben Greenman Grand Central Publishing; 288 p. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is thinking. A lot. That’s the takeaway from the Roots’ drummer/music producer’s memoir Mo’ Meta Blues; that’s what he wants you to know. Co-written with The New Yorker’s Ben Greenman, the book is a telling of Questlove’s story from childhood to these very Jimmy Fallon days, chronicling his affair with music from the tender toddler ages onwards. Instead of […]
Afternoon Bites: Southern California Hardcore, Lauren Groff Interviewed, Prince Master Class, Literary Bestseller Economics, and More
“These pages are replete with stories about battles with cops, long afternoons surfing and skateboarding, being driven around on the freeways by the “only one with a license,” bass guitars thrust through frat house windows, and nights at the unofficial “Mecca” of the scene, the Oki Dog.” Brian Kim Stefans on We Got Power! Ed Champion is planning a 3,000-mile “conversational journey” across the United States. Jessica Luther on feminism in romance novels. Touré on Questlove on Prince. Guernica talked with […]