In our morning reading: excerpts from books by Rita Dove and Rax King, the case for novellas, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Akwaeke Emezi, Lana Bastašić’s Latest, Rax King, Elizabeth Gonzalez James Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Akwaeke Emezi’s new book, new writing by Rax King, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Jenny Erpenbeck, new writing by Rax King, and more.
Morning Bites: Sad13, Revisiting Denis Johnson, Ivan Vladislavić, Sarah Davachi Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sad13’s new album, Rax King on writing, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sonallah Ibrahim Revisited, Shannon Gibney, Jami Attenberg Interviewed, NYPL Expands, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting books bySonallah Ibrahim, an interview with Jami Attenberg, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Hanif Abdurraqib Interviewed, Matt Cardin, Revisiting Meat Loaf, Gary Lippman, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Hanif Abdurraqib and Matt Cardin, revisiting Meat Loaf, and more.
Weekend Bites: Revisiting “Garp,” Jenny Zhang on “Little Women,” Cecelia Watson on Semicolons, Blanck Mass, and More
In our weekend reading: revisiting books by John Irving and Louisa May Alcott, an interview with Cecelia Watson, and more.
On Springsteen and Other Fathers
by Rax King
My father dies towards the beginning of a year that ends with the release of Springsteen on Broadway on Netflix. He loved the Boss, the E Street Band, and especially Clarence Clemons, so this is just one more thing that he would have really liked…would have. But he’s never going to see it, just like he’ll never see a post-Trump America or the end of Game of Thrones.