Afternoon Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates Interviewed, Sharon Van Etten’s New Album, John Cheever, Parquet Courts’ Latest, and More


Elisabeth Donnelly has suggestions on good starting points for the work of John Cheever.

Shani O. Hilton interviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Pitchfork on Are We There, the new album from Sharon Van Etten.

Parquet Courts have a new album out, titled Sunbathing Animal; here are takes on it from Jennifer Kelly and Doug Mosurock.

Recommended reading for people planning to check out Kara Walker’s installation at the Domino Sugar factory.

Dolan Morgan on communication issues between indie publishers and indie bookstores.

Michael Heald on world-class runners on public trails.

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