Afternoon Bites: Reading Frenzy, Renata Adler, Festival Nrmal Report, Geoff Rickly on Cult of Youth, and More

Game of Thrones art from Reading Frenzy, November 2012
Game of Thrones art from Reading Frenzy, November 2012

The excellent Portland bookstore/zine store/art space Reading Frenzy is holding a fundraiser for its new location.  The Portland Mercury has more. We will only say that we have our eyes on some of the prints they’re offering as incentives.

At Stereogum, Liz Pelly reports from Festival Nrmal.

“By starting with one guitar and one voice, then ending with a full band, orchestra and group vocal, “Man & Man’s Ruin” begins as Sean Ragon and ends as Cult of Youth. It begins as a self-involved monologue and ends as a communal mantra. It begins as a conservative genre piece of neo-folk/post-industrial and ends as a transcendent rule-bending burst of symphonic joy.” Geoff Rickly on Cult of Youth’s Love Will Prevail.

Our own Jen Vafidis on the novels of Renata Adler.

Alejandro Zambra was interviewed at The Literarian.

If you’re a fan of the excellent soccer magazine Howler, you may be interested in their new venture Overlap. Call us crazy.

The Los Angeles Times looked at the latest issue of Noon.

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