In our weekend reading: a review of Harriet Alida Lye’s new novel, interviews with Megan Abbott and Chelsea Hodson, and more.
Weekend Bites: Celeste Ng on Indie Bookstores, Kate Zambreno, Samanta Helou-Hernandez Interviewed, Laura van den Berg, and More
In our weekend reading: Celeste Ng on the importance of independent bookstores, new writing by Kate Zambreno, an interview with Grouper, and more.
Morning Bites: James Baldwin’s Legacy, Windham-Campbell Prizes, Natalie Eilbert Interviewed, Brian Evenson, and More
In our morning reading: the legacy of James Baldwin, an interview with Natalie Eilbert, a playlist from Álvaro Enrigue, and more.
Morning Bites: Ben Ratliff’s Latest, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, NBCC Award Finalists, Natalie Eilbert, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Ben Ratliff’s new book, poetry from Natalie Eilbert, thoughts on an Albert Ayler live album, and more.
Yesterday we mentioned Mental Floss and their series of videos that explored the classic “Bo Diddley Beat“. While we totally appreciate the selections (yes, even the George Michael song), and anything Bo Diddley, we gotta point out that they sorta missed the boat on making mention of basically anything The Gories ever did, which is a shame. The Detroit band somehow took said guitar and drum beat originated by “The Originator”, and did something totally unique, and amazing with it. […]