In our morning reading: interviews with Deesha Philyaw and Randa Jarrar, thoughts on Damien Jurado’s new album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kevin Barry Fiction, Scholastique Mukasonga, Matthew M. Bartlett Interviewed, Terry Riley, and More
In our afternoon reading: Kevin Barry fiction, thoughts on the new Joan of Arc album, and more.
Morning Bites: Terry Riley Revisited, Viet Thanh Nguyen Nonfiction, Joyland’s New Publishers, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting a Terry Riley album, new writing from Viet Thanh Nguyen, the case against spoiler warnings, and more.
“The Other Channel Is Just Chaos”: A Conversation With Dan Friel
The first time I ever saw Dan Friel play music was in Parts & Labor, the gloriously urgent noise-rock group of which he was a founding member. (“Fractured Skies,” from their 2007 album Mapmaker, sits very high on my list of great side one/track ones.) Since Parts & Labor’s final show in early 2012, Friel has released two solo LPs on Thrill Jockey, moved from north Brooklyn to Park Slope, and become a father. One can find the thematic influence […]
Morning Bites: Ottessa Moshfegh, Stephen King’s Corgi, Mairead Case Nonfiction, Terry Riley Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: Sarah Gerard interviewed Ottessa Moshfegh, Geeta Dayal interviewed Terry Riley, new writing from Mairead Case and Eleanor Kriseman, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Naomi Jackson, Revisiting “Half-Cocked,” Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley, and More
In our afternoon reading: Naomi Jackson on her novel’s cover, Michael Galinsky on 90s indie filmmaking, new music from Rat Columns, and much more.
Morning Bites: Claudia Rankine, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Terry Riley at 80, Superscript Conference, and More
In our morning reading: essential new nonfiction from Claudia Rankine and Alexander Chee, a report from the Superscript Conference, an interview with Pilot Viruet, and more.
Afternoon Bites: PJ Harvey’s Poetry, Kevin Young Interviewed, Dolan Morgan’s Playlist, Terry Riley Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: news of a book of poetry from PJ Harvey, interviews with Kevin Young and Terry Riley, a playlist from Dolan Morgan, revisiting Stoner, and more.