In our afternoon reading: an interview with Roxane Gay, Gabino Iglesias on literary 2019, and much more.
Morning Bites: Mary Oliver Tributes, Nisi Shawl Nonfiction, Stephanie Jimenez, Jim Guthrie Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: exploring the life and work of Mary Oliver, new writing from Nisi Shawl, and more.
by Christine Olivas
When Karen arrived, she responded to her client through the app—In line at Tim Ho Wan. You have nothing to worry about. Enjoy your afternoon! She then went to the end of the already-long queue, opened her portable chair, and sat down. Her legs were tired from the rush to arrive, and it was a temporary relief to be off her feet. To her right, a couple waited. Even though their hands interlocked, they were in the midst of debate, loudly whispering back and forth.
Weekend Bites: Sam Lipsyte Interviewed, Kristen Roupenian, Literary Long Island, William Boyle, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Sam Lipsyte, reviews of books by Kristen Roupenian and William Boyle, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Samuel R. Delany, Morgan Jerkins Nonfiction, Michael J. Seidlinger’s Latest, Dark Blue, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Samuel R. Delany, new writing by Morgan Jerkins and Jason Diamond, and more.
Morning Bites: Jean Toomer Revisited, Keith Rowe, Hanif Abdurraqib Nonfiction, Matthew Quirk, and More
In our morning reading: exploring the writings of Jean Toomer, new essays by Hanif Abdurraqib and Elisabeth Donnelly, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Samanta Schweblin, Carmen Maria Machado Interviewed, Eugene Lim Fiction, Dani Shapiro, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Samanta Schweblin and Carmen Maria Machado, thoughts on the new Pedro the Lion album, and more.
Astralingua, the duo of Joseph Andrew Thompson and Anne Rose Thompson, recently released their new album Safe Passage. It’s a musically and lyrically lush work, bringing in everything from nuanced arrangements to a William Blake-inspired song, and its expansiveness makes for a wholly immersive listening experience. We talked with Joseph via email about the process of making the album, turning William Blake into music, and more.