In our afternoon reading: interviews with Anelise Chen and Nick Mamatas, thoughts on “The Long Goodbye,” and more.
Morning Bites: Patrick Wensink on Selling Christmas Trees, Norman Brannon on Charlie XCX, New Jamie Iredell, and More
In our morning reading: looking ahead to the most anticipated books of 2015, a look at the world of selling Christmas trees, thoughts on new books from Charles D’Ambrosio and Donald Antrim, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Talking “California Split,” Matthew Specktor on Howard Jacobson, Notable 2014 Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting California Split, numerous editorial choices for the best books of the year, Matthew Specktor on the latest from Howard Jacobson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “The Long Goodbye,” Joan Didion on Class in NYC, The Year in Music Criticism, and More
Revisiting “The Long Goodbye,” Joan Didion on class in NYC, thoughts on the art world and race, new music from Mike Pace, and more.
Afternoon Bites: PJ Harvey’s Poetry, Kevin Young Interviewed, Dolan Morgan’s Playlist, Terry Riley Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: news of a book of poetry from PJ Harvey, interviews with Kevin Young and Terry Riley, a playlist from Dolan Morgan, revisiting Stoner, and more.
In today’s literary news surrounding punk rock legends: Three Rooms Press will be releasing on and off bass, a selection of Mike Watt’s tour diaries and photographs, in May. A lost short film directed by Robert Altman has been discovered by filmmaker Gary Huggins. In one of the more surreal moments of television in recent memory, Stephen Colbert talks about the EMP Pop Conference. Then again, he did once book Carl Wilson as a guest… Alexander Chee weighs in on the […]
Indexing: Altman’s “3 Women,” Percival Everett, “Edie Investigates,” Sacramento Kings, Saul Bellow, Fashion Week
Indexing for February 18, 2012: Saul Bellow, Robert Altman, basketball writing, J. Robert Lennon, Nick Harkaway, Percival Everett, and more.
By Jason Diamond There is hardly any film director that I have tried to force myself to like as much as Robert Altman. I’ve seen MASH twice, and couldn’t get into it; fallen asleep attempting to get into Nashville, and honestly, basing a film off anything Garrison Keillor-related makes me cringe a little bit, so I skipped his final piece of work. But then something changed when I saw his 1973 adaption of Raymond Chandler’s novel, The Long Goodbye. It […]