In our afternoon reading: interviews with Nayomi Munaweera, Michael J. Seidlinger, and Jarett Kobek; new writing from Brian Evenson; and much more.
Morning Bites: Paula Bomer, Alexander Chee on “The Magician’s Land,” Maria Bamford, Samuel Beckett Celebrated, and More
New writing from Paula Bomer, Alexander Chee on Lev Grossman’s latest, talking with Maria Bamford, notes on Lewis, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Evenson on Beckett, PEN Shortlists, Emily Gould, Talking with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and More
A look at White Lung’s new album, a profile of Emily Gould, Brian Evenson discusses Samuel Beckett, an interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Laura van den Berg, “Krapp’s Last Tape,” New Noveller, Jeff Jackson Interviewed, and More
This afternoon: revisiting “Krapp’s Last Tape,” interviews with Laura van den Berg and Jeff Jackson, a new Noveller album, and more.
Weekend Bites: Art After Occupy, Samuel Beckett’s Birthday, Matthew Specktor’s Playlist, Jessica Francis Kane, and More
Samuel Beckett was born on April 13th, 1906. Since this is his birthday weekend, here’s a video of puppets doing Waiting for Godot. Matthew Specktor gives us a playlist for American Dream Machine. Jessica Francis Kane talks with Matthew Birnbaum at VQR. Want to read an interview with James Wood? Of course you do! “Crabapple’s work and story is not just about infusing politics into visual art; she represents an alternative to the mechanism through which many young artists today […]
This week, Notre Dame woefully dongs its bell tower, with each member of the proud college’s football phalanx feeling like a true Quasimodo. A crushing 42-14 defeat in Monday’s bowl-game-of-all-bowl-games to Forrest Gump’s alma mater inspired many an armchair Lombardi nationwide to – in ways both fair and callous – damn the Fighting Irish as faux-contenders. “Unfit to the cleats of several squads arguably more deserving of BCS title game contention,” says some easily imagined surly grump.
Indexing: Hodgman & Balzac, NYRB Classics, William Faulkner disciples, Walton Ford, Martin Amis, and more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Jason Diamond I went to Walton Ford’s opening at the Paul Kasmin Gallery a month or so ago, and became pretty obsessed with his work. I guess I’m including this because the exhibition closes on December 23rd, and if you’re in New York, I want you all to see it.
New issue of Bookforum is great. One of the better reviews of Emily Gould’s book I’ve read; Van Gogh, Adam Thirlwell, Seymour Krim and Nathanael West make appearances. I gotta admit that I was sold on the cover of Mr. Samuel Beckett pimpin’ it in the sunshine.