In our afternoon reading: the cultural legacy of Joseph Conrad, the influence of The Raincoats, and much more.
We’ll be taking tomorrow off due to the holiday; light posting will resume Friday.
Morning Bites: Daniel José Older, Philip K. Dick Award Winners, Simon Critchley’s Favorite Books, Shveta Thrakrar’s Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Daniel José Older, Simon Critchley on his favorite books, the short fiction of Shveta Thrakrar, and more.
In our afternoon reading: checking in with David Bowie, a musical Rick Moody project, news from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carrie Brownstein, Matthew Gavin Frank Interviewed, Alfred Bester, 2015’s Best Metal, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Carrie Brownstein, Matthew Gavin Frank, and Simon Critchley; thoughts on Alfred Bester’s fiction; and more.
Common sense tells us not to expect too much in the way of overarching thesis from any work entitled ‘Notes on’ this or that. When the subject at hand is suicide, so much the better: the very last thing the world needs is yet more didacticism on this question. The major religions have those bases covered, for better or worse. Notes on Suicide, the latest work by the philosopher Simon Critchley, is a duly open-minded meander across some well-trodden terrain, […]