In our weekend reading: new writing by Mairead Case and Ashley C. Ford, thoughts on Lidia Yuknavitch’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Patti Smith, New Suzanne Scanlon, Caroline Shaw’s Music, Dan Friel’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: notes on Patti Smith, a guide to the music of Caroline Shaw, new writing from Suzanne Scanlon, and more.
Morning Bites: Dorothea Lasky, Lidia Yuknavitch’s Writing, Tom Williams Interviewed, Revisiting “The Swimmer,” and More
In our Thursday morning reading: interviews with Dorothea Lasky, Brenna Ehrlich, and Tom Williams; a playlist from Brandon Hobson; and much more.
In our morning reading: Kate Zambreno interviewed Suzanne Scanlon, notes on books by Kent Russell and Alexander G. Weheliye, talking jazz and religion, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lynne Tillman and Jane Bowles, New Jacuzzi Boys, Armory Show Comics, Surrealist Heads, and More
Photos from a Surrealist Ball, Lynne Tillman recommends Jane Bowles, new music from Jacuzzi Boys and Ty Segall, and much more.
There isn’t a lot that I can use to connect the four books up for discussion this week. They’re all released on small presses of distinction (two from the same one, in fact), but that shouldn’t be taken to represent some sort of consistent aesthetic. These books range in style from well-earned realism to a progressively-more-unhinged monologue in the key of John Hawkes. Regardless, quality abounds in these four works: the best of them is one of the freshest, most […]