In our morning reading: reviews of books by Tariq Shah and Jonathan Buckley, new writing by Lee Rourke, and more.
by Jasper Diamond Nathaniel
Elliot lay awake, his cheeks burning as the sun crept in through the mangled curtains and came to rest on his face. “Let’s get up,” he said, “don’t you want to have a real morning?” Maxine, her eyes closed, rolled over to face the wall and squeezed the pillow over her ears. He knew what was coming next but he touched her shoulder anyway.
“Stop it,” she said, “I’m serious,” and then she pulled the covers over her shoulder and inched closer to the wall.
Weekend Bites: Beth Lisick’s Playlist, William Boyle, Lori Jakiela Interviewed, K. Ferrari, and More
In our weekend reading: a playlist from Beth Lisick, reviews of novels by Lance Olsen and K. Ferrari, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ottessa Moshfegh, Tara Isabella Burton Nonfiction, Hilary Leichter, Megan Giddings Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Ottessa Moshfegh’s forthcoming novel, an interview with Hilary Leichter, and more.
Morning Bites: Sarah Rose Etter, Natalie Diaz Interviewed, Max Porter and Will Oldham, Beth Lisick Excerpted, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Sarah Rose Etter and George Scialabba, an interview with Natalie Diaz, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Lee Rourke’s new book, an in-depth exploration of Brandon Taylor’s new collection, and more.
On January 26th, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell stole the stage at the Grammy awards collecting a total of 5 Grammys, including the most prestigious award of ‘Album of the Year’ for their 2019 album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Billie and Finneas entirely produced and wrote the album (with mixing and mastering by Rob Kinelski and John Greenham). Apart from all of the wonderful accolades, awards, and personal stories behind this masterful album, there’s something completely missing from mainstream praise and reviews of this record: its dense narrative and compelling themes.
Morning Bites: Emily Nemens, Whiting Award Winners, Chris Ware Revisited, Brandon Taylor, Cameron Esposito’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Emily Nemens, the winners of this year’s Whiting Awards, and more.