In our afternoon reading: exploring Andy Duncan’s writing, an interview with Julia Holter, fiction from Ben Loory, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
Morning Bites: Mikita Brottman, Revisiting Guillaume Apollinaire, Leland Cheuk Fiction, Donald Newlove, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on a new true crime book, revisiting David Lynch’s foray into music, and more.
by Emily Hunt Kivel
My mother looks just like her father, and I look exactly like my mother, which in turn means I look exactly like my grandfather, who, I’ll point out, had a dowager’s hump and a wart over his eyebrow and a purple vein like a spider spread across the left half of his face for more than a third of his life. My brother looks like my father, which is ironically more, well, a lot more, like a woman. Black eyelashes. Mole on cheek. My grandfather died only at sixty-one, speeding recklessly between one place and another but he had lung disease anyway. My mother keeps a picture of that unholy looking man on her nightstand, and I squint at it in the dark from the two twin mattresses my brother and I have on the floor. I dream of headboards. That face looms above. I suppose that’s what we have to look forward to, my mother and me.
Weekend Bites: Cristina Rivera Garza, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Jeff Jackson-Inspired Posters, Oliver Zarandi, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on the fiction of Cristina Rivera Garza, Jeff Jackson-inspired posters, an interview with Gabino Iglesias, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jonathan Lethem’s Playlist, Scholastique Mukasonga, Revisiting “They Live,” Pop and Melancholy, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Jonathan Lethem, a look at pop and melancholy, and more.
Morning Bites: Mariana Enríquez on Writing, Mark Fisher, Brian Dillon Interviewed, Joe McPhee and Hamid Drake, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on writing from Mariana Enríquez, an interview with Brian Dillon, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Glory Edim Interviewed, NYC’s Mini Libraries, Laura van den Berg, Knitting Factory Memories, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Glory Edim and Laura van den Berg, how venues shape music, and more.