In our morning reading: an interview with Hanif Abdurraqib, an excerpt from Tamsyn Muir’s forthcoming novel, and more.
Ubiquity is a hell of a thing. No two people will have the same narratives, pop culture references, or cultural mythologies dwelling in the back of their heads–but there are certain stories that are familiar enough to enough people that they’re ripe for retelling. Or, in some cases, they’re ripe for modification, for translation into another narrative, playing with readers’ expectations and knowledge of the source material. To cite a few examples, John Darnielle’s short novel Master of Reality used […]
Morning Bites: National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists, Sir Richard Bishop, Unlikely Shakespeare Adaptations, and More
In our morning reading: the National Book Critics Circle Award finalists are announced, an interview with Sir Richard Bishop, Michael Almereyda has made another unorthodox cinematic Shakespeare adaptation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Charles D’Ambrosio and Leslie Jamison, Aaron Bady on African Literature, Greil Marcus Interviewed, Kid Millions on Bad Reviews, and More
In our afternoon reading: Leslie Jamison and Charles D’Ambrosio in conversation, interviews with Chris Rock and Greil Marcus, Kid Millions on bad reviews, recommended literature from African writers, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shakespeare at 450, Wendy C. Ortiz, Robert Coover’s Writing Habits, Lisa Robinson Interviewed, and More
Talking 70s rock with Lisa Robinson, Robert Coover on writing spaces, celebrating the 450th birthday of one William Shakespeare, and more.
The Book Report is a reading series that promises to deliver exactly what it promises: reports on books by the people who’ve read them. Tonight, June 11, join hosts Leigh Stein and Sasha Fletcher, with special guests Micaela Blei, Chelsea Hodson, and Ashleigh Lambert, for an evening that will remind you of 3rd grade in the best possible way. 7pm, The Gallery at LPR. Othello: The Curious Case of Who Fucked Desdemona by J. Hope Stein For the past few months, I’ve been […]
At EmDashes, the four covers created for the 85th anniversary issue of The New Yorker. Was Hamlet gay? Superman goes for a million. The Rumpus lets us know about new fiction on Muumuu House by Megan Boyle Faulkner as a mascot? Three Guys One Book talk about spring indies. At The Faster Times, Michael Kimball Interviews Christopher Higgs
Bites: America RULES, Fitzgerald and William, Ballard Inspires Art, Eggers at The Paris Review?, and More
USA! USA! USA! Fitzgerald reads some Shakespeare. Art inspired by JG Ballard. 3 Guys 1 Book loving John Durmot Woods I love Dave Eggers and all, but editor of The Paris Review? I dunno about that man. How Tina Brown plans to change the e-book game. Yes Mr. Poet, I’m also sad about the Greenpoint Coffeehouse closing.