In our afternoon reading: interviews with Stacey Levine and Emma Straub, revisiting the fiction of Dawn Powell, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Joan Didion, fiction by Bandi and Sara Lippman, and more.
In the news this morning: How are you going to celebrate two huge birthdays a day after Dickens’ 200th, Dan Chaon, maybe pickling everything isn’t such a bad idea, and much more.
Weekend Bites: John Brandon in the Times, Shane Jones Interviewed, Braff Visits the Rebbe, Deserving Rick Moody and More
John Brandon’s Citrus County, reviewed in the New York Times by Daniel Handler An interview with Shane Jones. Dan Chaon on the Bat Segndo Show. Rick Moody’s Five Fingers of Death is a deserved book. Joshua Braf Goes to 770 Eastern Parkway. “I walk into lobbies of untold beauty. I ascend in elevators fit for the gods. Then I walk outside again and see the street defaced by the cruel storefronts of bank branches and mall chains, scornful of beauty.” […]