In our morning reading: interviews with Patti Smith and Rob Hart, new poetry from Lauren Hilger, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kathleen Hanna on Bad Music, Garnette Cadogan Nonfiction, Scharpling & Wurster’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: Kathleen Hanna on the songs she hates, new nonfiction by Garnette Cadogan and Hua Hsu, and more.
Morning Bites: Sarah McCarry Nonfiction, Revisiting Scharpling and Wurster, Jami Attenberg, Tom Williams on Collections, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Sarah McCarry, Tom Williams, and Lauren Oyler; an excerpt from Jami Attenberg’s new novel; Scott Esposito recommends books; and more.
Weekend Bites: Saul Bellow on Fiction, Leslie Jamison on Chris Kraus, Sarah Manguso, “The Best of the Best Show” Reviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: a Saul Bellow essay from 1962, an interview with Sarah Manguso, Leslie Jamison on Chris Kraus, and more.
Morning Bites: Colson Whitehead on Language, Tom Scharpling Interviewed, Roxane Gay on Indiana, Chelsea Hodson, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Colson Whitehead, Anna Prushinskaya, and Roxane Gay; interviews with Chelsea Hodson and Tom Scharpling; Russian science fiction; and more.
Afternoon Bites: xTx’s Latest, Jodorowsky Interviewed, Roz Chast’s Painted Eggs, Alan Moore’s Next Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky, a review of xTx’s new book, news of Alan Moore’s next book, Roz Chast’s paintings on eggs, and more.
BATTING .500 TEAM OF THE YEAR: North Korea. They conducted their third underground nuclear test, sure, but without the seasoned tutelage they’d come to know and love from Kim Jong-Il, 2013 was doomed to be a rebuilding year for the scrappy upstarts from the Paris of Totalitarianism. Like so many other countries this year, they let their guard down and let VICE take over the entire nation. Akin to the too-young Los Angeles Clippers, time will tell whether this nation […]
Afternoon Bites: Postal Service Auditions, PEN/Faulkner Nominees, Matt Bell Interviewed, Illuminati Girl Gang, and More
“We live in a world that for the most part does not value what we do as writers and in response we waste our time complaining about degrees and pedigrees instead of making the big art that might actually silence our critics—or at least bring new readers back into the fold.” Matt Bell says smart things at Nineteen Questions. There is a comprehensive look at the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Observer. Also, both of these make us very excited: […]