In our morning reading: interviews with Jessica Francis Kane and The Ramones, revisiting the fiction of Ann Quin, and more.
Afternoon Bites: R. O. Kwon, Mairead Case on The Ramones, Geneviève Castrée, A.M. Homes’s Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by R. O. Kwon and Tommy Pico, new writing by Mairead Case, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kristen Radtke, Abbi Jacobson on Books, Melissa Yancy’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: new comics from Kristen Radtke, thoughts on Melissa Yancy’s collection, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Emma Straub, Juan Villoro Interviewed, Nikesh Shukla, Recommended Summer Reading, and More
In our weekend reading: checking in with Emma Straub, new writing from Nikesh Shukla, revisiting The Ramones’ history, and more.
Bono gets all Literary About the Spider-Man Musical
Posted by Jason Diamond Bono likes to drop names from his expensive book/art collection when he’s talking about his really expensive musical: “We’re wrestling with the same stuff as Rilke, Blake, ‘Wings of Desire,’ Roy Lichtenstein, the Ramones — the cost of feeling feelings, the desire for connections when you’re separate from others,” Bono continued. “If the only wows you get from ‘Spider-Man’ are visual, special-effect, spectacular-type wows, and not wows from the soul or the heart, we will all […]
Bites: Fancy Cocktails, Dick is Good for Divorce, German Publishers, Cheshire Cat as Math, Stephen Elliott at WORD, The Replacements, and More
Our favorite Bay Area bookstore takes a look at old cocktail books. Lit. Want a smooth divorce? Read Moby-Dick. At The Millions, Emily St. John Mandel talks about writing on trains. Designworklife takes a look at German book publisher, Zeixs. If Sarah Palin is coming to your local supermarket to sign books, please get rid of the tomatoes. N+1 discussion between conservative writers Ross Douthat and Reihan Salaam. Shakespeare characters write letters to Santa. Q: Why did Lewis Carroll add […]