In our morning reading: nonfiction by Roxane Gay, interviews with Rachel Lyon and Benjamin Percy, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Joanna Newsom Revisited, Gillian Flynn, D. Foy Interviewed, Brian Blanchfield, and More
In our afternoon reading: Chelsea Hodson wrote about Joanna Newsom, an interview with D. Foy, and much more.
Benjamin Percy’s The Dark Net is a floating signifier obsessed not only with never being nailed down but also with trying to cross-pollinate as many genres and subgenres as possible. At once a mystery narrative, a hardcore horror novel, a science fiction book, and a tale that deconstructs Portland while showing readers the absolute omnipresence of the internet in countries that are on the lucky side of the digital divide, this is the kind of novel that would make almost […]
Morning Bites: Alexandra Kleeman Interviewed, John Edgar Wideman, Downtown Boys, Craft Books, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Alexandra Kleeman and Downtown Boys, a look at the writings of John Edgar Wideman, and more.
This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.
Weekend Bites: New Mountain Goats, Emily Schultz Interviewed, Kieron Gillen on Terry Pratchett, Global Irish Pubs, and More
In our weekend reading: talking wrestling with The Mountain Goats, Kieron Gillen’s affecting tribute to Terry Pratchett, an interview with Emily Schultz, new writing from Benjamin Percy, and more.
Weekend Bites: Leslie Jamison Interviewed, Riot Grrrl Prank Calls, Blake Bailey Interviewed, Vintage Maps, and More
This weekend: an interview with, and an essay by, Leslie Jamison; talking with biographer and memoirist Blake Bailey, the time riot grrrls prank-called GG Allin, and more.
At their core, werewolves are about a loss of control. They’re the person who finds themselves in a fight for no good reason; who screams and apologizes long after that would mean anything. At their core, the werewolf is the abusive spouse; the guy who takes a swing at you in the bar; the hooligan whose night won’t be complete until something gets broken. This is where the repressed is (literally) made tangible, often horrifically so. Alternately? If you’re thinking […]