In our morning reading: a playlist from Leigh Stein, an interview with Purling Hiss, and more.
When Familial and Cinematic Histories Meet: A Review of Simon Roy’s “Kubrick Red”
Few books walk the space inhabited by Simon Roy’s Kubrick Red. At once obsessive, dark, philosophical, academic, and touching, Kubrick Red is a bizarre memoir that manages to deconstruct and celebrate Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining while laying out the hardest moments of Roy’s life as well as the continuing impact the film has had in his life. The result is a book that jumps from childhood memories to scene analyses to hybrid/experimental literary territory to coping with the loss of […]
Morning Bites: Wendy C. Ortiz, Writers on the Election, Gabino Iglesias on Obsessions, Simon Roy, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Wendy C. Ortiz, writers react to the election, Gabino Iglesias on obsessions that can derail writing, and more.