In our morning reading: Jesmyn Ward revisited “The Great Gatsby,” interviews with Sheila Heti and William T. Vollmann, and more.
Morning Bites: Denis Johnson, Eugene Lim on Experimental Fiction, Stacey Tran Poetry, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and More
In our morning reading: a 2002 interview with Denis Johnson, new writing by Eugene Lim and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
Weekend Bites: Book Endpapers, Gordon & Pettibon, Simon Kuper on Dutch Soccer, Making “The Leftovers,” and More
The world of book endpapers, new writing from Aaron Gilbreath and Kate Brittain, an interview about adapting The Leftovers, Simon Kuper discusses Dutch soccer, and more.
Jonathan Wilson’s “Kick and Run” and the Golden Age of Soccer Writing
Jonathan Wilson’s Kick and Run is subtitled “Memoir With Soccer Ball,” which serves as a deeply accurate description of what one will find inside. Wilson’s life has taken him from his native London to Israel to the United States, where he currently resides. The book covers his family’s history, his own fondness for American literature, and the ways in which he has felt like an outsider, encompassing questions of culture, nationality, geography and aesthetics.. The through line here is Wilson’s passion […]
Afternoon Bites: Corin Tucker’s Latest, Emma Straub’s Week in Culture, Simon Kuper on Soccer, and More
Jessica Hopper on Kill My Blues, the latest from the Corin Tucker Band. Emma Straub reveals her week in culture to Vulture. Interesting discussions afoot between indie-comics pioneer (with an admittedly terrifying take on gender relations) Dave Sim and the publisher Fantagraphics. Simon Kuper talked soccer (and his new book, about European soccer during World War II) with The Classical. Jonathan Lethem is a Rebecca Gates fan. The L Magazine on what Why?’s current favorite things are. The excellent Florida punk […]