In our afternoon reading: story recommendations by Carmen Maria Machado, talking horror with John Langan and Laird Barron, and much more.
Morning Bites: Carmen Maria Machado Fiction, The Chills, sam sax Interviewed, Alex Gilvarry, and More
In our morning reading: fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, an interview with sam sax, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: St. Vincent Reviewed, Feminist Zines, Willy Vlautin’s Latest, John Cage App, and More
This afternoon: reviews of new music from St. Vincent and Tacocat, William Boyle on Willy Vlautin’s latest, this weekend’s feminist zinefest, and more.
“The central power-dynamic itself — teacher seems superhuman then is revealed to be a normal human — is, well, boring. But that makes it all the more amazing when Maksik somehow pulls it off.” At Full Stop, Scott Beauchamp reviews Alexander Maksik’s You Deserve Nothing. Jeffrey Wasserstrom on the works of writer Yu Hua. R. Crumb’s album artwork has been collected. Gabrielle Gantz on Steve Almond’s recent reading at Greenlight. At Book Riot, Liberty Hardy on alternative methods of bookshelf organization. Jon […]
Morning Bites: Socrates, Where the heck is Houellebecq, Sampsell & Lutz, covering Sonic Youth, and more
Apparently Socrates was nothing like the guy Bill & Ted brought back with them. Salon explains. Michel Houellebecq has become the Carmen Sandiego of the literary world. Where the heck is he? The Rumpus serves up a duo of great interviews. The first is a conversation between two of our favorite writers, Kevin Sampsell and Gary Lutz. It’s technically Kevin interviewing Gary, but we’re gonna look past that little factoid. Then there’s another one with Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti. […]
We love you and stuff, and uh, thanks for telling us people make music in Brooklyn, but we sorta think St. Vincent trumps many of the 23 songs in front of her on your list of the top 40 songs that define the Brooklyn “sound” right now. That’s just our opinion, and maybe if you go see her headlining any of the dates we are posting below, you might consider printing a retraction?
Bites: Tragically o.o.p., who shot rock n’ roll, new book deals, Granta in Chicago, Andrew Bird + St. Vincent in Paris, and more
Lit. Dennis Cooper continues his “Tragically o.o.p. search and rescue mission”, with writer Tony Duvert’s Strange Landscapes. Cool Hunting on the photo book “Who Shot Rock n’ Roll“ In the never ending parade of folks getting book deals, Old Jews Telling Jokes has made it to the front of the line. (Thanks The Awl) Chicago Subtext asks you to write fiction in under 100 words or less. The Rumpus on the new Soft Skull book Label 228 Boston Globe talks […]
In an interview with The Village Voice, Frederick Colting, aka John David California, appears a little too innocent. The writer, who is being sued by J.D. Salinger, claims his novel is a modern-day Frankenstein. Colting doesn’t further elaborate as to thematic or genre-bending similarities to Mary Shelley’s Prometheus, but he does equate Salinger, that infamously reclusive and libel-minded writer, to the infamously bratty character of Holden Caulfield. “Holden acts like the entire world revolves around him. And, in a way, […]