Afternoon Bites: Kiese Laymon on Paul Beatty, Indie Bookstores, Sally Timms Interviews Kim Gordon, Queequeg Fanfiction, and More


“Twenty years later, it’s fairly obvious that the United States is a Kara Walker exhibit and a Paul Beatty novel unknowingly masquerading as a crinkled Gettysburg Address.” Kiese Laymon on Paul Beatty’s The Sellout.

Michele Filgate wrote about the recent rise of indie bookstores for BuzzFeed.

The time Sally Timms interviewed Kim Gordon.

Emily Gould will be teaching an upcoming course on personal essays.

Avery Edison wrote about Broad City and presentations of gender.

Hyperallergic has new poetry from Natalie Eilbert.

Alexander Chee has debuted a Queequeg fanfiction Tumblr.

Talking zines with Second Hand Emotion‘s Cassandra L.

Chris Sims on Walter Simonson’s return to Norse mythology-influenced comics.

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