In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Rodrigo García’s new book, an interview with SA Cosby, and more.
Morning Bites: David James Keaton Nonfiction, Matthew Specktor Interviewed, Kaveh Akbar’s Poetry, and More
In our morning reading: nonfiction by David James Keaton, an interview with Matthew Specktor, and more.
In the future perhaps he will have another chance
by Catherine Gammon
He attracts attention. How? He is clean. His hair is long. He has taken off his clothes. No one can read him. He is not young. He is not old. He is not white. He is not black. He is an immigrant perhaps, or an original inhabitant, brown, golden, hairless except for the long black hair. No one can see his eyes. He has covered his eyes with a blindfold. A black scarf tied around his head. Or someone other has covered his eyes. He is not quite naked, not as naked as at first he appeared, but wrapped in a pale loin cloth, just sufficient to cover him, his essential privacy, his sex. His wrists bear marks of binding.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Grady Hendrix’s new book, new music from Anna Meredith, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Leïla Slimani, Kristen Radtke Interviewed, Edgar Wright, Jay Deshpande on Poetry, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Leïla Slimani and Kristen Radtke, thoughts on Karen Tucker’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Odie Lindsey Interviewed, Omar El Akkad’s Latest, Revisiting A Tribe Called Quest, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Odie Lindsey, pondering Annie Dillard’s bibliography, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Aminder Dhaliwal’s new graphic novel, writers talk comics, and more.
DAVID GUTOWSKI is a writer who lives in New York City and runs Largehearted Boy. His work has appeared at Longreads, The Millions, The Morning News, PBS, and elsewhere.