In our weekend reading: interviews with Craig Laurance Gidney and Jeremy Robert Johnson, Masatsugu Ono on translation and literature, and more.
There’s so little to be happy about these days that when something comes along that sparks some joy we cling to it like a life raft. The Tiger King didn’t do shit for me but I couldn’t put Sam McPheeters’ book Mutations down. I tore through it in a day and a half, skipping meals and work along the way. I doubt I would’ve read it any slower if there was no plague outside my door or if we had a human being for a president, it’s that good.
Morning Bites: Sam McPheeters, “Parasite” Revisited, Susanna Clarke, Lynn Steger Strong Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sam McPheeters’s memoir, new writing by Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rebecca Solnit, Julia Alvarez Interviewed, Mark O’Connell, Sam McPheeters’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Rebecca Solnit and Julia Alvarez, new writing from Beth Lisick, and more.
Weekend Bites: Alexandra Kleeman, Margaret Wappler Interviewed, Nisi Shawl, Sam McPheeters’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Alexandra Kleeman’s new collection, interviews with Margaret Wappler and Nisi Shawl, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Music and 1976, Writing and Empathy, Sam McPheeters, Angela Palm’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on music in 1976, new nonfiction from Brandon Taylor, thoughts on Angela Palm’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bill Callahan’s Dub, Kathleen Hanna Profiled, New Matt Fraction Comics, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Primo Levi, and More
Kathleen Hanna discusses her new musical venture, Lena Dunham gets political, Matt Fraction is interviewed about his new comics, Bill Callahan plus dub, and more.
Bill Clinton’s New York Times review of Robert Caro’s latest L.B.J. biography is up. HBO not going forward with The Corrections. Benjamin Samuels of Electric Literature talks at Huffington Post about loving books but trying to get people to read them on computers and tablets. Why do we love bad guys like Gordon Gekko and Patrick Bateman? Emily Savage talks to Sam McPheeters about his book The Look of the Ruin. In case you were curious about what albums were […]