In our morning reading: fiction by Robert Lopez, an interview with Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe, and more.
Weekend Bites: Dennis Cooper, John Domini Interviewed, Saul Williams, Joshua Cohen’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Dennis Cooper’s new book and Saul Williams’s new film, great book cover design, and more.
“Krasznahorkai Was the Biggest Influence For Me In This Project”: An Interview With Anna Heflin
What does it mean to create a new artistic form? Anna Heflin did just that with her new album, The Redundancy of the Angelic: An Interluding Play. She describes the work, which blends music and text, as having been inspired by “spiders, apocalyptic angels and my encounters in Los Angeles.” The result is a challenging, immersive work that draws on a host of disparate influences. We spoke about its genesis and her own multidisciplinary pursuits via email.
Ted Hearne on Gentrification, Music, and Collaborating with Saul Williams on “Place”
The last time I spoke with Ted Hearne was in 2014; the subject was The Source, his collaboration with Mark Doten inspired by the work of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Now, Hearne has returned with a new album, Place — a collaboration with Saul Williams, in which Hearne addresses questions of gentrification in Brooklyn’s Ft. Greene neighborhood. It’s a work that involves countless vocalists, found audio, and a complex structure; it also involves moments of sublime beauty. I talked with Hearne about the genesis of Place and how he developed the themes contained within it.
Weekend Bites: The March Trilogy, Radical Bookstores, Donald Ray Pollock’s Latest, Saul Williams, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on the March trilogy and Donald Ray Pollock’s latest, an interview with Saul Williams, and more.
Morning Bites: Saul Williams on PJ Harvey’s Latest, Cave Canem at 20, A. Igoni Barrett, and More
In our morning reading: Saul Williams on PJ Harvey’s new album, thoughts on A. Igoni Barrett’s new novel, and much more.