“[L]ike the best descriptive language in the book, this foreshadowing manages to make the reader aware of the tools of artifice at the same time that the power of that artifice is heightened, drawing the critical eye into sharper focus…” Eric Lindley looks at Ben Marcus’s upcoming novel The Flame Alphabet.
- At Slate, Dana Stevens and Jody Rosen discuss the Serge Gainsbourg biopic Gainsbourg: Une Vie Héroïque.
- Our own Jason Diamond on the music of Shmulik Kraus, at Tablet.
- Amelia Gray on her upcoming move to Los Angeles. Her short story “Device” is also up at Dear Navigator.
- Ba Da Bing Records is reissuing music from Talk Talk and Mark Hollis.