In our morning reading: Joan Didion on film, sneaker history explored, an interview with Tacocat, H.P. Lovecraft’s problematic legacy, and more.
Groupie Murder Cult by Brenna Ehrlich It really wasn’t that out-there that he had noticed her, swaying in the front row in a leather jacket, pin-up dress and black – raven-black, pitch-as-night-filled-with-ravens black – hair. It really wasn’t that out-there that after he took out his switchblade and drew it across his bare, tattooed chest, she was the one whose forehead he marked with a bloody cross, before throwing his red-stained fingers across his six-string and wailing into the mic […]
As New York’s all-too-briefspring begins to transform into summer, aided and abetted by an abundance of humidity, I’ve opted for the only logical response, and made with the reading of zines. That seems to fit, right? This particular edition of the column will focus on two: one collection of poetry, and one issue that includes an host of prose and poetry centered around a particular topic.
Afternoon Bites: Lightning Bolt Interviewed, The Century’s Best Novels, Anne Helene Petersen, Booksellers Reviewing Books, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with David Connerly Nahm and Dolan Morgan, checking in with Lightning Bolt about their new album, Brenna Ehrlich on her press and record label, and more.
Afternoon Bites: May-Lan Tan Interviewed, Keith Gessen on Amazon, Alex Ross Perry on “Listen Up Philip,” “The Basement Tapes,” and More
A look at The Basement Tapes Complete; interviews with May-Lan Tan, Brenna Ehrlich, and Alex Ross Perry; Sarah Gerard on crowdfunding her book tour; Keith Gessen talks Amazon; and more.
Afternoon Bites: A Wendy C. Ortiz Playlist, Justin Taylor, London’s Secret Libraries, Dolan Morgan Fiction, and More
A playlist from Wendy C. Ortiz, Justin Taylor on fake IDs, new fiction from Dolan Morgan and Brenna Ehrlich, London’s secret libraries, and more.