Afternoon Bites: John Jeremiah Sullivan, Dyer on Hollinghurst, Zola Jesus, and more

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.