In our afternoon reading: a review of Jon Hassell’s new album, an interview with Ben Katchor, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Gerard, Blake Butler Excerpted, Tara Isabella Burton, Jeff Parker Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Sarah Gerard and Jeff Parker, an excerpt from Blake Butler’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Percival Everett, Chelsea Bieker Interviewed, Ben Katchor, Sunwatchers’ Latest, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Percival Everett, thoughts on Sunwatchers’ new album, and more.
Ben Katchor’s Singular Cultural and Culinary History: “The Dairy Restaurant” Reviewed
Like the Bible, Ben Katchor’s book The Dairy Restaurant begins in the Garden of Eden. But his paradise is a clean, well-lit diner where a weary Jew can order a plate of gefilte fish or some blintzes and sit and dream. An encyclopedic elegy to a way of eating and living, it is mournful, exhaustive, and deadpan funny in roughly equal measure. It is also unlike any book I have ever read.
Morning Bites: Ben Katchor Reissued, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Hardcore Memoirs, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on a Ben Katchor graphic novel, first novelists trade stories, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Greg Tate, J. Drew Lanham Nonfiction, Art Book Fair Report, Ben Katchor, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the writings of Greg Tate, new nonfiction from J. Drew Lanham, news about a new bookstore in the Bronx, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Light Moving’s Debut, Yeti Listener Hour, New Ben Katchor, xTx Interviewed, and More
“Part of Chelsea Light Moving’s aesthetic evolves from Moore’s art punk historian status, and the three initial singles work that professorial thread. “Frank O’Hara Hit” is a conspiracy theory about a date that brings together O’Hara, Dylan, Jagger and Moore himself.” Scott Branson on the debut from Chelsea Light Moving. Yeti‘s Mike McGonigal has started a podcast series, the Yeti Listener Hour. Volumes one and two are now up. xTx talked with The Outlet. And if you liked that, perhaps […]