In our morning reading: an interview with Drew Magary, Garth Greenwell on Tim Murphy’s new novel, nonfiction from Masha Hamilton and Sarah Rose Etter, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Evenson on Beckett, PEN Shortlists, Emily Gould, Talking with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and More
A look at White Lung’s new album, a profile of Emily Gould, Brian Evenson discusses Samuel Beckett, an interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and more.
A print shop reopens in lower Manhattan. A suggestion that Hilary Swank should get all A Visit From The Goon Squad to take care of the criticism she’s receiving for accepting a fee to fly to Chechnya and celebrate the birthday of its president (and notorious ignorer of human rights), Ramzan Kadyrov. Long before Orson Welles scared the world into thinking that the H.G. Wells novel The Ward Of The Worlds had become a reality on Halloween in 1938, there was The Great Moon Hoax of 1835. […]
Reviewed by Emily Goldsher The Postmortal By Drew Magary Penguin, 384 p. Deadspin writer Drew Magary’s new novel, The Postmortal, gives us one of many responses to the question, “what if we could all live forever?” Magary’s world without natural death is considerably grim, with cues taken heavily from the resource-hungry world of P.D. James’ The Children of Men. Narrator John Farrell is a nice guy, if not a bit of a loner. He’s somewhat of an upper-middle class everyman, […]