Afternoon Bites: A Very Ian MacKaye Birthday, Spencer Ackerman On Catharsis, Melissa Broder Interviewed, And More

Ian MacKaye’s surprise 50th birthday party — revealed! In related news, happy birthday to Ian MacKaye.

Spencer Ackerman on zinemaking, Refused, and the influence of the anarcho-punk band Catharsis on his work as a journalist.

Junot Diáz on werewolves, film adaptations, New Jersey, and more.

Melissa Broder is interviewed by Julia Jackson at The Outlet (and both writers involved will be reading at our event at RAC tomorrow evening.)

One of our editors will be reading as part of tonight’s Storychord event at Housing Works.

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