In our weekend reading: an award for Ling Ma, thoughts on Nathan Ballingrud’s fiction, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: talking books with Ocean Vuong and Neil Gaiman, news of a Sonic Youth live album, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Mira Jacob and Joanne Ramos, revisiting an early Sonic Youth album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: T Kira Madden, Mitchell S. Jackson Interviewed, John Langan, Anna Seghers On Screen, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from T Kira Madden’s new book, an interview with Mitchell S. Jackson, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: N. K. Jemisin’s Collection, “Daydream Nation” at 30, Helen DeWitt, Casey Gerald’s Memoir, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the writings of N. K. Jemisin and Helen DeWitt, revisiting a classic from Sonic Youth, and more.
In our afternoon reading: revisiting a Sonic Youth album, Mensah Demary on Kendrick Lamar, two interviews with Emma Straub, and more.
Morning Bites: Jynne Dilling Martin’s Playlist, Revisiting “25th Hour,” Live Sonic Youth, Inside NYRB Classics, and More
In our Tuesday morning reading: a playlist from Jynne Dilling Martin, discussion of Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, Sonic Youth live highlights, and more.
Rock and roll memoirs can be tricky. Maybe you want to know about the grit and the decadence, but beyond that, the genre might not offer up much else. There’s always the temptation of secrets from venue green rooms and recording studios, little tidbits that reveal a bit about the band and their beloved music. On the rare occasion these books can be a great read, but most are a slog through formulaic confessionals. Marianne Faithful, Kristin Hersh, and even Marilyn […]