In our weekend reading: an interview with Daniel Clowes, Calvin Tomkins on Charles Ray, reasons you should be reading Carmen Maria Machado’s work, an excerpt from Joshua Cohen’s forthcoming book, and more.
Morning Bites: Chris Ofili, A “Pen & Ink” Excerpt, David Cronenberg Interviewed, Wendy C. Ortiz, and More
Chris Ofili talked with Calvin Tomkins, Nobel Prize odds for writers, an excerpt from Pen & Ink, talking books with David Cronenberg, Brooklyn Book Festival attendees, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Olivia Laing, Ex Hex Returns, Revisiting Calvin Tomkins, Godfrey Reggio, and More
The ghost stations of Paris, looking back at Calvin Tomkins’s writings on Gerald and Sara Murphy, Mary Timony’s new band has new music, and more.
#tobyreads: Unexpected Lives, From Surrealists to Juggalos
I made my visit to Terrace Books a few weeks ago, and found it to be the kind of Platonic ideal of a used bookstore: cleanly laid out, well-stocked, and a generally pleasant place to browse. (See also: Human Relations; Book Thug Nation.) While there, I picked up a collection of linked essays by Jeanette Winterson, titled Art Objects. It begins with Winterson musing on how she essentially educated herself in terms of appreciating art; as someone who similarly doesn’t have […]
#tobyreads: Touring, Rauschenberg, and Motorcycles
Reviewed in this edition: Off the Wall: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg, by Calvin Tomkins; The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing by Melissa Holbrook Pierson; Afterimage by Damon Krukowski.