In our morning reading: interviews with Jeremiah Moss and Jenny D. Williams, fiction by Gunnhild Øyehaug, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff VanderMeer on “Black Mirror,” Fiona Davis Interviewed, D. Foy, Michael Robbins on Pop, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Jeff VanderMeer and Sari Botton, thoughts on D. Foy’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Sari Botton Interviews Katherine Heiny, Scott McCloud’s Latest, Molly Crabapple and More
In our morning reading: Sari Botton interviews Katherine Heiny, two interviews with Scott McCloud, Molly Crabapple on “broken windows” policing, indie rock reunions and pop charts, and more.
Weekend Bites: Claudia Rankine Interviewed, Valeria Luiselli, Sari Botton and Alexander Chee on WNYC, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Claudia Rankine, Sari Botton and Alexander Chee talk New York, an essay from Valeria Luiselli, year-in-music thoughts from Zachary Lipez, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Great Southern Novels, Jarvis Cocker’s Film, New Shane Jones Fiction, Broken River Books, and More
This afternoon: Sari Botton remembers Maggie Estep, Jarvis Cocker makes a move into filmmaking, a new story from Shane Jones, and more.
Rising literary star Roxane Gay‘s debut novel, The Untamed State, follows Mireille, a privileged Haitian woman kidnapped for a ransom her father refuses to pay. It is a story of wealth, poverty, and endurance in the face of hopelessness. In conversation with Sari Botton, writer and editor of Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NY.
The Best Books I Read in 2013 My fellow passengers on a flight to LA last month must have thought I was insane. Reading Meaty, Samantha Irby’s TMI-filled collection of essays (a recent Emily Books selection), I found myself one minute crying over a young Irby being smacked by her alcoholic dad because she’d washed a cast iron pan with soap; the next I was laughing out loud at her mediations on the indignities of sex between real, flawed humans […]