In our afternoon reading: Chelsea Hodson wrote about Joanna Newsom, an interview with D. Foy, and much more.
It’s been a great year for nonfiction so far, with work that’s encompassed everything from memorable and harrowing true-life stories to formally bold takes on everyday topics. What follows is a look at some of the nonfiction books that have gotten our attention in the first half of this year.
Afternoon Bites: Amanda Petrusich Nonfiction, Jade Sharma’s Playlist, Lauren Groff, John Langan Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by Amanda Petrusich and Lauren Groff, thoughts on Brian Blanchfield’s work, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: poetry’s influence on nonfiction, the state of DC punk, a playlist from Leah Umansky, and more.
If I begin this by saying, “If memory serves” or some equivalent, please be aware that I’m turning head-first into the cliché. Because that’s the thing: sometimes, memory has to serve. One of the most breathtaking accounts of a live performance I’ve ever experienced comes from a Lester Bangs essay about seeing Van Morrison in the mid-1970s. It is jaw-droppingly good; so good, in fact, that the event as I imagine it gives me chills whenever I think about it. […]
From surreal fiction to insightful guides to the intersection of design and crime in everyday life to elegantly constructed memoirs to updated versions of beloved stories, the books due out in April cover a wide range of topics and styles. Here are a few of the books that have caught our eye, from noteworthy debuts to new works from some of our favorite writers.