Afternoon Bites: Nathanael West’s Birthday, Rick Perlstein on Machine Politics, Titus Andronicus Live, and More

Nathanael West was born on this day in 1903.

If you’d like to see Titus Andronicus play songs from their new album at your favorite north Brooklyn establishments, Pitchfork can help with that.

Edmund White chatted with Giancarlo DiTrapano at Vice.

Dean Robinson on America’s growing love of soccer. Bonus: cardboard Clint Dempsey.

Rick Perlstein talks machine politics with the Chicago Reader.

Jaded Punk provided some listening recommendations to Nerve. (In related news, that Mind Spiders song is really good.)

Menachem Kaiser — whose fiction appeared here this past Sundaylooks at Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Big congratulations to Michaelangelo Matos on the sale of his book The Underground is Massive: How EDM Conquered America.

New music from Franklin Bruno’s band The Human Hearts.

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