In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ocean Vuong and Melissa Febos, thoughts on the fiction of Marguerite Duras, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Rose Etter Interviewed, Hanif Abdurraqib, Scott Adlerberg On Njami Simon, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Sarah Rose Etter, newly-reissued music from Reigning Sound, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kali Fajardo-Anstine Interviewed, Sublime Frequencies, Hilma af Klint, Flying Lotus’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kali Fajardo-Anstine, remembering Anthony Bourdain, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Kathryn Davis, Mira Jacob Interviewed, Richie Narvaez, HM Naqvi’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books from Kathryn Davis and Richie Narvaez, an interview with Mira Jacob, and more.
Weekend Bites: Dark Blue’s Recommendations, Writers Drawing Rabbits, Ghost Towns, The Sundowners, and More
In our weekend reading: musical recommendations from Dark Blue, what happens when writers draw rabbits, and much more.
The slim, propulsive novels of Scott Adlerberg pack a hell of a punch. He’s equally at home writing characters displaced from the familiar and characters whose daily routine can turn suffocating. His latest novel, 2018’s Jack Waters, follows the story of a gambler who becomes involved in a revolution in the early-20th century Caribbean. What begins as an adventure story with an antihero at its heart slowly changes into something deeper and more unpredictable, yet no less thrilling for it. I spoke with Adlerberg about his use of setting, his literary lineage, and his penchant for splicing genres together.
Morning Bites: Machado de Assis, Jami Attenberg’s Latest, Marlon James, Hanif Abdurraqib’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Machado de Assis and Marlon James, talking with Jami Attenberg about her next novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Lucia Berlin Revisited, Jonathan Lethem, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Sharron Kraus, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting the works of Lucia Berlin, interviews with Gabino Iglesias and Idra Novey, and more.