In our Friday morning reading: new fiction from César Aira, new nonfiction from Eric Paul, an interview with Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell, venturing into Amateur Night at the Apollo, notes on Sam Cooke, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Will Chancellor Interviewed, Cord Jefferson, Jac Jemc’s Collection, New Jon DeRosa Music, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Will Chancellor, thoughts on Jac Jemc’s new collection, a fantastic essay from Cord Jefferson, new music from Jon DeRosa, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Eraserhead,” Arthur Russell Archives, Marilynne Robinson, Meredith Graves Interviewed, and More
In our Wednesday afternoon reading: looking back at Eraserhead; interviews with Marilynne Robinson, Arthur Russell, and Meredith Graves; the state of Brooklyn’s DIY venues; Alex Flynn on superheroes; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bob Odenkirk’s Book, Tobi Vale on La Sera, Kim Zupan, A Nicholas Rombes Excerpt, and More
Bob Odenkirk is interviewed, an excerpt from Nicholas Rombes’s forthcoming novel, Kim Zupan’s novel reviewed, Meredith Graves on the unsettling subtext of an indie rock feud, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Live at the Apollo,” Linda Thompson on Leonard Cohen, Discussing Lena Dunham, Luluc’s Latest, and More
Douglas Wolk revisits his book on James Brown, a roundtable discussion of Lena Dunham’s book, Linda Thompson on the latest from Leonard Cohen, Colin Dickey has a Star Trek theory, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Norman Lock Revisits Huck Finn, Emma Straub Interviewed, Lower’s Latest, Glenn O’Brien, and More
Interviews with Emma Straub and Glenn O’Brien, a review of Norman Lock’s The Boy in His Winter, Brandon Stosuy on the latest from Lower, and more.
Afternoon Bites: C86 History, Charles Wright, Roxane Gay’s Book Recommendations, Hercules and Love Affair, and More
A history of the C86 compilation, book recommendations from Roxane Gay, an interview with Total Control, thoughts on Charles Wright, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Michael Kimball’s Postcards, Will Oldham at Lincoln Center, Paint it Black Gets Literary, and More
Pitchfork has a history up of Belle and Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister. At NPR, Will Hermes looked at Will Oldham’s recent Lincoln Center shows. Long-running Philadelphia hardcore group Paint it Black has a new 7″ out soon called Invisible. Song number 5 is titled “D.F.W.” Can you evoke a footnote in a breakdown? We’ll know the answer to that very soon. Ken Baumann — whose novel Solip is out on Tyrant Books in May — compares writing for television with […]