Afternoon Bites: New Iceage, Steve Erickson on James M. Cain, Inside “Fairytale of New York,” and More

The story behind The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York.”

Steve Erickson on James M. Cain? Yes, we will read that.

Roxane Gay’s notable reading for 2012.

Seattle’s Wimps have a new album out next year.

The Conversations With Women project has begun.

Warren Ellis on hauntological literature.

Details have emerged on Iceage’s second album.

Nathan Larson talked with Bill Peters for Canteen.

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