Literary virgins, a playlist from Tony Molina, a look at a pair of histories of modern television, Maggie Nelson shares writing advice, and more.
“Thanks Josh. Let me know if you want me to write a quick intro, to explain that these are quotes. I don’t want to come off as too arch. Cheers.” That message is from Benjamin Lytal, just a few weeks ago in response to some questions I sent him for this website. He apparently didn’t want to answer the questions directly; that’s fine — I don’t think anything below was too groundbreaking and may border on trite in some places, […]
Afternoon Bites: Sheila Heti’s Zine, Benjamin Lytal & Geography, Marissa Nadler’s “Game of Thrones” Cover, and More
“To understand what makes António “Mia” Emílio Leite Couto special — even extraordinary — we have to loosen our grip on the binary that distinguishes between “the West” and “Africa.”” Aaron Bady on the novels of Mia Coutu. Want to read Sheila Heti’s 90s-era feminist zine? Benjamin Lytal talks about geography and fiction. Marissa Nadler covered the Game of Thrones theme song. Michael Robbins on his unread books. Roxane Gay interviewed Ben Schrank for Tin House. Michael H. Miller on Julian Schnabel. […]