Afternoon Bites: Tobi Vail on The Who, new Julia Wertz comics, Steve Erickson’s playlist, and more

At Largehearted Boy, Steve Erickson provides a playlist for his latest novel, These Dreams of You. Carolyn Kellogg has an evenhanded look at the recent and unsettling news about the subject of Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun. Tobi Vail on The Who’s Quadrophenia, touring with Beat Happening, and more. Laura Hudson talks to the former members of Pizza Island about their current projects; this includes the welcome news that Julia Wertz has a new book coming out later this year. The secret […]

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Afternoon Bites: Steve Erickson talks politics, Mikhail Bulgakov gets unreal, Pam Houston on mentoring, and more

“I came of age when not only Kubrick and Arthur Penn meant more to me than Bellow and Updike (though not necessarily Pynchon and Dick), but Dylan and Ray Charles and the Doors and the Beatles meant more than any of them. ” Lit Reactor interviews Steve Erickson, whose new novel These Dreams of You is out now. Three Guys One Book brings news of Mikhail Bulgakov’s collection Diaboliad & Other Stories: “[T]he perfect remedy for anyone, like myself, who […]

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