It’s December, and the year has begun to reach its end. There’s a chill in the air; the streets of the city have grown more quiet, and jackets and scarves can be seen marching down the sidewalks. The year still has some notable books due to be released, however: everything from late works by acclaimed authors to stylistically bold experimental works by new and vital voices. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have […]
In our morning reading: Alexander Chee on Patricia Highsmith’s fiction, Hilton Als on Sam Shepard, the return of Jawbreaker, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lindsay Hunter Interviewed, Patti Smith on Sam Shepard, Constance Ann Fitzgerald, Alex Segura’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lindsay Hunter and Gabino Iglesias, a new podcast from Damon Krukowski, and more.
Morning Bites: Sam Shepard Remembered, Susan Howe, Taylor Larsen Interviewed, Restoring “In the Soup,” and More
In our morning reading: remembering Sam Shepard, an interview with Taylor Larsen, recent dystopian fiction, and more.
In our morning reading: Grace Paley’s fiction and politics, an interview with Jim Shepard, a review of Tom McCarthy’s new essay collection, and more.
Morning Bites: Danielle Dutton Interviewed, Aaron Gilbreath’s Playlist, Ben Tanzer, Alina Simone Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Danielle Dutton, Ben Tanzer, and Sam Shepard; nonfiction from Alina Simone; and more.
The “Bad Girls Throughout History” zine looks like it is worth a couple of your dollars. McSweeney’s has a Wisconsin Union Passover Seder Guide. At The Morning News: An essay about moving back to a city you didn’t like growing up in. Joss Whedon talks about The Cabin in the Woods and Buffy’s abortion. We like it when Sam Shepard acts. Whit Stillman talks to A Continuos Lean. And in case you care to know what Stillman is reading, he talked to […]
Lit. Could Dickens be a role model for the parents of today, or was it that he just had O.C.D.? Ivy Pochoda is the featured reader at our upcoming Vol. 1 Brooklyn Storytelling series. With her new book The Art of Disappearing (St. Martins Press) out tomorrow, which coincidentally is the same day that Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol hits stands, Ivy says that together, the two of them combined will make publishing history. This points to a good sign […]