John Darnielle’s reading list is, not surprisingly, excellent. Lots of smart folks — including Christopher R. Weingarten and Jacob Silverman — weighed in at this New York Times piece on the role of critics. And Rob Spillman and Roxane Gay both had smart things to say about Lena Dunham’s book deal. Hannah Tinti is interviewed at Tin House. Demetri Martin on books, stand-up, and more. At Hobart, Jac Jemc interviewed Mary Hamilton. The A.M. Homes/Arrested Development comparison you didn’t know you were […]
Joan Didion broke her collarbone. Even though she doesn’t read blogs, we’re pulling for her to get better soon, and we’re sure she will, because she’s Joan FUCKING Didion. Celebrating John Berryman in Minnesota. We celebrated him a few years ago. Hunter S. Thompson gets the graphic novel biography. Demetri Martin gets quasi-existential The New Yorker. This is how you properly organize a bookcase. Follow us on Tumblr and Twitter. Like us on Facebook.