In our morning reading: interviews with Porochista Khakpour and Michelle Dean, a review of new Wire reissues, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Roque Larraquy and Samantha Hunt, new music from Sarah Davachi, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Sonya Chung, the history of Wire, women and fairy tales, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “O Fallen Angel,” One Book One New York, James Baldwin Documentary, April Ayers Lawson, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Kate Zambreno’s “O Fallen Angel” and the new James Baldwin documentary, the One Book One New York finalists, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Happy Birthday Sub Pop, Michael Chabon Doing “Casanova,” Literary Baseball, and More
“Since they first reunited in 1985, Wire has had an exceptionally weird relationship to its own past. During their commercial peak in the latter half of the 80s, they refused to play anything from the pre-breakup era, and for the first few years of their current incarnation, they mostly acted as if they’d jumped straight from Pink Flag to the year 2000.” Douglas Wolk on the latest — kind of — from Wire. What, exactly, has steampunk done to alternate history novels? If you […]
Nick Curley My house was robbed moments after last week’s Indexing was published, and my, what an amusing week of not-reading things on my not-laptop! It’s incredible how much non-reading you can get done in the information age when you’re stuck in the appreciated but still woeful bunker that is borrowing someone else’s Powerbook. First world problems y’all!