In our weekend reading: interviews with John Domini and Matana Roberts, where Stephen King and T.S. Eliot converge, and more.
Morning Bites: Bill Callahan’s Latest, Sarah Rose Etter Excerpted, Dylan Meconis, David Leo Rice Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Bill Callahan’s new album, an excerpt from Sarah Rose Etter’s novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Rainbow Rowell Interviewed, Suede Revisited, Arild Andersen, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s new novel, new writing by Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
Sunday Stories: “Sirens”
Sirens by Brenna Ehrlich The ice was just thick enough for skipping stones, so Rose chucked a rock at the sheet of cold. It skittered across the surface, making a pleasing “plink plink plink” sound — until it reached a hole and splashed down. The moon shimmered in the circle of water like an opal in a pile of quartz.
Afternoon Bites: Molly Brodak, Melissa Yancy Interviewed, Michael Chabon’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Molly Brodak and Melissa Yancy, fiction from Brenna Ehrlich, and more.
Sunday Stories: “Take Me to the Boneyard”
Take Me to the Boneyard by Brenna Ehrlich Adam had missed her. Or he supposed he did. Or he was just bored. But she was here now, anyway. She was sitting on a rusted folding chair in his studio and she was looking at his art. “This one represents something about lost time,” Adam said slowly, gesticulating a bit wildly at a crushed pocket watch glued to a piece of wood. It hung on the wall over a melted Bill […]
Sunday Stories: “Your With the Angles Now”
Your With the Angles Now by Brenna Ehrlich The things that people write on a person’s Facebook page after they die – they sound way too much like the things people write in your yearbook. They do. Like, “You were an amazing friend. RIP” (“You’re an amazing friend! LYLAS!”). “I’ll miss you, buddy. See you on the other side.” (“See you next year!”) “You’re with the angles now.” Well, that one you probably wouldn’t find in any yearbook – but […]
Morning Bites: Dorothea Lasky, Lidia Yuknavitch’s Writing, Tom Williams Interviewed, Revisiting “The Swimmer,” and More
In our Thursday morning reading: interviews with Dorothea Lasky, Brenna Ehrlich, and Tom Williams; a playlist from Brandon Hobson; and much more.