In our morning reading: an interview with Amitav Ghosh, reviews of books by Tamsyn Muir and Rachel Eve Moulton, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Angie Cruz, poetry from Fred Schmalz, and more.
Amy Long is operating in a world of obstacle, behemoth and power greater than most would muscle against. Strong, diamond clear and intact. There’s the work. I don’t envy her the weight, but do admire.
Morning Bites: Dag Solstad, “The Goldfinch” On Screen, David Leo Rice’s Playlist, Glenn Branca, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on a novel by Dag Solstad, a playlist from David Leo Rice, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tash Aw Interviewed, Gabrielle Bellot Nonfiction, Oliver Zarandi, Joe Eszterhas Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Tash Aw, essays from Gabrielle Bellot and Oliver Zarandi, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our morning reading: interviews with Patti Smith and Josh Denslow, thoughts on Mary Ruefle’s new book, and more.
by Justin Maurer
When I was 16 years old I had my dad thrown in jail for physically assaulting my sister. I fell completely out of touch with him until he heard that my career as a touring punk rock musician had fallen on its face.
“Son, your uncle and I want to retire. I’m offering you a unique opportunity to run the family business.”