In our afternoon reading: looking back at the music and legacy of Rodan, thoughts on John Langan’s new collection, and more.
Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Dmitry Samarov’s forthcoming book Music to My Eyes, due out on April 1st on Tortoise Books. In it, Samarov turns the spotlight on several of the musicians who have impressed him most over the years, bringing together his impressions of their sound with memories of a changing Chicago — and, of course, his artwork, capturing the energy and emotion of musicians playing before an audience.
Morning Bites: Wayétu Moore, “Angaaray” Revisited, Jasmin B. Frelih’s Latest, Orson Welles, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Wayétu Moore and Jasmin B. Frelih, a new issue of Midnight Breakfast, and more.
Morning Bites: Rosalie Knecht, Maria Dahvana Headley Interviewed, Richard Chiem Fiction, Howlin’ Rain, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Rosalie Knecht’s new novel, new writing by Richard Chiem, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Svetlana Alexievich, Yaa Gyasi Nonfiction, Gabino Iglesias, Lisa Prank Interviewed, and More
Thoughts on books by Svetlana Alexievich and Gabino Iglesias, new writing from Yaa Gyasi, and more.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle, “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” Revisited, Ruth Ozeki, Alina Simone’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Lincoln Michel conversed with Victor LaValle, an excerpt from Ruth Ozeki’s latest, and much more.
Morning Bites: Samuel R. Delany’s Birthday, New D. Foy Fiction, Paul Beatty, Janaka Stucky Televised, and More
In our morning reading: celebrating Samuel R. Delany’s birthday, thoughts on Paul Beatty’s new novel, Maura Johnston on Tidal, a trailer for a Jonathan Franzen-produced film, and more.
Sometimes, literary happenings bring together a fantastic abundance of things we like. Take this year’s Independent Bookstore Day, for example. (That’s happening on May 2, for the record.) An expansion of a California-wide event, this will now involve a host of indie bookstores across the nation. And if you’ll be in Chicago on May 2, it might be a wise choice to pay a visit to one or more of the 12 stores taking part in that city. Why, you […]