Morning Bites: Writers on Success, Wondering Sound Debuts, New Owls, Irvine Welsh’s Favorite Albums, and More

“The film isn’t swamped with regret, however, perhaps because such an impossible place never existed beyond the wit and whimsy found in his favorite books, or in films by sophisticated fantasists like Ernst Lubitsch or Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.” Scott Tobias on The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Wondering Sound, a new music writing site featuring the likes of Maura Johnston, Maria Sherman, and Andy Beta, debuted this week.

BuzzFeed Books asked ten writers at AWP to define what success means to them.

New music from Owls.

Irvine Welsh talks about his favorite albums at The Quietus.

Tom Hawking has some smart things to say about Thurston Moore.

Gabby Bess on Tumblr, online presentation, and Sheila Heti.

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