Afternoon Bites: Lauren Groff on Mermaids, Michel Gondry Interviewed, Christopher Beha’s Latest, Jim Ruland, and More


Lauren Groff on mermaids real and simulated.

“…the only rock history the British Chambers of Commerce will ever need.” Robert Christgau on Bob Stanley’s recent history of pop music.

Nathan Rabin interviewed Michel Gondry at The Dissolve.

Scott Cheshire was interviewed by Paul Morris at Tin House.

Jason Diamond has good things to say about Christopher Beha’s novel Arts & Entertainments.

The Los Angeles Times reviewed Jim Ruland’s Forest of Fortune.

Thoughts on new music from Joanna Gruesome and Iceage.

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