Geoff Dyer reviews Alan Hollinghurst’s The Stranger’s Child: “Hollinghurst basks in and exploits the rhythmic confines of the English ruling class, from the Edwardian era to the clipped and faintly diluted present.”
- “My philosophy is that whenever there are vampires, queer things are afoot, so the Mormon-tastic Twilight doesn’t scare me at the point of consumption or use in everyday life. It only annoys me as a cultural product.” At Bookslut, Mairead Case interviews Daphne Carr. Discussed: Nine Inch Nails, Hot Topic, oral histories, and more.
- Brian Howe looks at Zola Jesus’s Conatus for Pitchfork. Which is as good a time as any to link this dispatch from Warren Ellis, also focusing on the artist in question.
- Kathleen Massara talks with John Jeremiah Sullivan about his forthcoming Pulphead, at Flavorwire.