In our morning reading: a Matthew Gavin Frank playlist, a Moby-Dick Marathon report, news of Jeff Tweedy’s memoir, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Saeed Jones and Daniel Clowes, an excerpt from a new book on Devo, literary Floridian apocalypses, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee, PEN Literary Award Winners, Alison Bechdel Interviewed, The Mary Review, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Alexander Chee and Sarah Gerard, interviews with Ales Kot and Alison Bechdel, a Ramones cover, and more.
Weekend Bites: Janet Malcolm on Joseph Mitchell, New Saeed Jones Essay, Rosie Schaap, Janet Weiss and Meredith Graves in Conversation, and More
In our weekend reading: a new essay from Saeed Jones, Janet Malcolm on Joseph Mitchell, conversations between Janet Weiss and Meredith Graves and Sarah Gerard and Daniel Schoonebeek, and more.
In our Friday morning reading: Saeed Jones and Lincoln Michel talk fellowships, new writing from Vivian Gornick, revisiting a Neil Young film from 1982, predicting the end of “Mad Men,” and more.
Afternoon Bites: Victor LaValle Interviewed, John Reis on Surf Rock, Saeed Jones, New Natalie Eilbert Writing, and More
In our afternoon reading: a new essay from Saeed Jones, interviews with Victor LaValle and John Reis, new writing from Natalie Eilbert, and more.
It’s the end of December. As I write this, I’m sitting on a couch in a basement in central New Jersey. I’ve made with some giftwrapping for gifts for family members, and I’m not quite ready to call it a night. David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks sits beside me, and I suspect that I’ll be reading a bit more of that before sleep claims me. I’m fairly tempted to say that the final week of 2014–of any year, really–is a time of […]
I felt the need to go back and revisit some of the books on this list I’ve been compiling since January 1st to see how these titles stood up since I spent the first six months of 2014 reading for work, and the second-half mostly for pleasure. What I came away with was the realization that I couldn’t think of another year where new literature brought me so much joy as much as 2014 did. Sure, I was reading a lot […]