In our morning reading: exploring the work of Mario Levrero, an interview with Janice Lee, and more.
Morning Bites: Daryl Gregory’s Latest, Chris Campanioni Interviewed, Matt Bell on Research, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Daryl Gregory’s new novel, an interview with Matt Bell, and more.
The Secret History of Naples, Then and Now: An Interview With John Domini
One of the most challenging tasks for any writer is evoking the physicality of life using only words on a page. With his new book The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Naples, My Father and Myself, John Domini does exactly that. Simultaneously a concise history of Domini’s family, a portrait of contemporary Naples, and an exploration of the region’s food and art, the book seamlessly moves from one topic to the next, memorably evoking a holistic sense of the minutiae of life. Domini and I chatted via email about the long process of writing this book and how it connects to his other works.
Morning Bites: Carmen Maria Machado Interviewed, Michaelangelo Matos, “American Utopia” Reviewed, Miranda Popkey, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Carmen Maria Machado, notable ambient albums, and more.
Morning Bites: David Karashima on Haruki Murakami, Laird Barron Interviewed, Spike Lee and David Byrne, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with David Karashima and Laird Barron, a review of Big Bruiser Dope Boy’s new collection, and more.
Morning Bites: Elizabeth Hand Interviewed, Booker Prize Longlist, Ryan Chapman, “Do the Right Thing” at 30, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Elizabeth Hand and Ryan Chapman, thoughts on the new Gauche album, and more.
Morning Bites: Catherine Lacey Interviewed, Porochista Khakpour, Cocteau Twins Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Catherine Lacey, new writing by Zack Graham, revisiting the music of Cocteau Twins, and more.
Afternoon Bites: George Eliot Revisited, Coney Island Lit, Carmen Maria Machado, Spike Lee Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on underrated George Eliot books, talking film and television with Spike Lee, and much more.