A Year of Favorites: Jason Diamond

It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]

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In Real Life: On Chloe Caldwell and “I’ll Tell You in Person”

  On the first page of her new essay collection, I’ll Tell You in Person, Chloe Caldwell writes about upgrading to a car and savings account, after spending much of her twenties in shitty apartments, making drunken mistakes, and writing about shitty apartments and drunken mistakes. This introduction, titled “In Real Life,” makes a later essay like “Soul Killer” easier to take. “The worse my skin got, the more stressed I felt and the more heroin I would buy. The […]

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Vol.1 Brooklyn’s October 2016 Book Preview

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.

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