Afternoon Bites: Emma Straub, Blake Butler, punk rock compilations, and more

Emma Straub has a bittersweet essay in the Times about cathedrals, Christmas, and burial plots. (It’s also fantastic. Seriously, go read it now.)

  • Blake Butler, in Vice, writes about Pierre Guyotat: “All this context still doesn’t really set you up for the onslaught of full-on linguistic beatdown this man has managed to cram into his words.”

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