In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Melissa Febos and Can Xue, new nonfiction by Nicole Chung, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on new books by George Saunders and Tommy Pico, an interview with Wendy C. Ortiz, and more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]
Afternoon Bites: Anna Badkhen Interviewed, Wendy C. Ortiz, Under-Recognized Books, Noah Cicero Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Wendy C. Ortiz and Anna Badkhen, new fiction from Noah Cicero, and more.
Weekend Bites: Wendy C. Ortiz Fiction, James Baldwin, Why DIY Matters, Jay Ryan Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing by Wendy C. Ortiz, a James Baldwin-inspired work for theater, and much more.
Morning Bites: Randa Jarrar Interviewed, David R. Bunch, Notable Story Collections, Wendy C. Ortiz, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Randa Jarrar, thoughts on Wendy C. Ortiz’s new book, fiction from Nathan Carson, and more.
Sometimes I finish a book and feel sorry for whichever volume I will be starting next because the odds of it matching the brilliance of its predecessor are slim. That’s how I felt after finishing Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Albina and the Dog-Men. Luckily, what I started devouring a few hours later was Wendy C. Ortiz’s Bruja, which is packed with surreal imagery, emotional moments, and recollections that walk a fine, blurry, every-shifting line between memory and imagination. Jodorowsky’s pshycomagic is absolutely […]