In our morning reading: an interview with John Darnielle, thoughts on albums by Special Interest and Bill Callahan, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Stephen Graham Jones, Uniform on Cormac McCarthy, Ottessa Moshfegh, Lavie Tidhar on King Arthur, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Stephen Graham Jones, new writing from Lavie Tidhar, and more.
Morning Bites: Eileen Myles, Grant Hart Remembered, Nnedi Okorafor, Cormac McCarthy on Film, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Eileen Myles and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, an excerpt from Nnedi Okorafor’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Perfume Genius’s Latest, Cormac McCarthy, Blake Butler on Yannick Murphy, Alexis Zoumbas Reissued, and More
Thoughts on the new album from Perfume Genius, Blake Butler on Yannick Murphy, Jenn Ghetto on Point Break, the smiles of Cormac McCarthy, and more.
I’m pretty sure that most serious readers have a list of books that they should have read by this point, but haven’t. It might be mental; it might be in a word processing document or scrawled in the back of a notebook or stored externally in a service like Goodreads. Maybe it’s some combination of all of those things. This week’s column involves a look at two of those; it also involves misdirection, fantasy trilogies, and the enjoyment that comes […]
Afternoon Bites: Shya Scanlon on “Twin Peaks,” Great Fictional Vacations, A New Sarah Gerard Essay, Sufjan Stevens Covers Arthur Russell, and More
Revisiting Twin Peaks, Emma Straub on fictional vacations, Sarah Gerard on veganism and radical politics, Sufjan Stevens and Arthur Russell, The Dissolve on James Franco’s Child of God adaptation, and more.
Welcome. Introducting our panel of annual analysts: Climp Bators (Pigskin Warthog Online Editor, statistician, sub-par husband) Lash St. Cower (Portland Daily Gazette columnist, senile ex-lover of Eartha Kitt) Rosalind Propecia (on-field interviewer, ESPN Chechnya) Cormac McCarthy (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road and All the Pretty Horses, licensed misanthrope) Kegstands-X5 (sentient, artificially intelligent android sent from the future to discuss football) Peaches Malloy (three-time Pro Bowl running back, disgraced infomercial psychic)
Afternoon Bites: Coney Island Library, Wes Anderson Lessons, Monica Drake Interviewed, “The Counselor” Reviewed, and More
The Coney Island Library has re-opened; Roxane Gay talked with Monica Drake at The Rumpus; Matt Zoller Seitz shared what he learned from writing about Wes Anderson’s films; Blake Butler on Amina Cain’s new book; and more.