In our morning reading: thoughts on Clarice Jensen’s new album, an interview with Shopping, and more.
Morning Bites: Rupert Thomson, Rachel Aggs Interviewed, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Nina Simone Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Rupert Thomson, an interview with Chelsea Bieker, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Djuna Barnes, Story Prize Winner, Shopping’s Latest, Erin Khar Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the writings of Djuna Barnes, new work by Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Steph Cha and Crissy Van Meter, an interview with Shopping, and more.
We listened to a lot of music this year. The new music we enjoyed the most ran the gamut from blissed-out ambient work to cathartic examples of hip-hop and hardcore. Also in there were some notable collaborations, expansive artistic statements, and next-level work from artists in their prime — a sonically disparate mixtape that never fails to energize.
Morning Bites: Leonard Cohen, Idra Novey Interviewed, Lesley Hazleton’s Recommendations, Lucia Berlin, and More
In our morning reading: excerpts from Leonard Cohen’s notebooks, interviews with Idra Novey and Shopping, and more.
I’ve enjoyed Jenn Pelly‘s writing about music and pop culture for a while now; when the announcement was first made a few years ago, I was very excited to hear that she’d be writing about The Raincoats as part of the 33 1/3 series. This fall, Pelly’s book on The Raincoats was published, and it was everything I’d hoped for: a solid history of the band’s early days, an insightful look into the band’s creative process, and a book that […]
Afternoon Bites: Leigh Stein Nonfiction, Teju Cole’s Latest, Agustin Fernandez Mallo, Roald Dahl on Film, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Leigh Stein, thoughts on Teju Cole’s new book, a look at literature about the partition of India, and more.