We listened to a lot of music this year. The new music we enjoyed the most ran the gamut from blissed-out ambient work to cathartic examples of hip-hop and hardcore. Also in there were some notable collaborations, expansive artistic statements, and next-level work from artists in their prime — a sonically disparate mixtape that never fails to energize.
Morning Bites: Sara Gallardo, Women and Rare Books, Steve Albini on Food, Alex Zhang Hungtai, and More
In our morning reading: exploring Sara Gallardo’s fiction, an excerpt from Nicole Kornher-Stace’s new novel, and more.