In our afternoon reading: new writing from A.M. Homes, interviews with Kristen Stone and Ada Limón, and more.
Weekend Bites: “Monster Portraits” Reviewed, Camille Perri Nonfiction, Kaveh Akbar, Adapting Patrick Melrose, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Sofia and Del Samatar’s new book, new writing by Camille Perri, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Akwaeke Emezi, Janelle Monáe’s Latest, “Fahrenheit 451” on Film, Sam Pink Excerpted, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Akwaeke Emezi’s latest novel, an excerpt from Sam Pink’s new novella, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Elizabeth Tan, Tom Wolfe Remembered, Heavens to Betsy, First Concerts, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Elizabeth Tan’s new novel, talking with the members of Heavens to Betsy, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Edward St Aubyn On Screen, Myriam Gurba Interviewed, Hermione Hoby, Esperanza Spalding’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at the adaptation of the Patrick Melrose novels, an interview with Myriam Gurba, and much more.
Morning Bites: Edward St. Aubyn’s Latest, Lynda Barry, Prince Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Edward St. Aubyn’s new novel, recommended horror stories, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Windham-Campbell Prize Winners, Lauren Elkin, Tim Horvath Fiction, Edward St Aubyn On Screen, and More
In our afternoon reading: this year’s winners of the Windham-Campbell Prize, new writing from Lauren Elkin and Catherine LaSota, and more.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Cocaine Nightmare: “Hotel Living” by Ioannis Pappos
Nothing succeeds like excess in fiction — excess, and the inevitable downfall it foreshadows. You realize that all the sexual escapades and expensive art that Joris-Karl Huysmans’s dandy protagonist in À rebours racks up won’t fill the massive void in his soul, that the sprawling and ornate Gilded Age homes around Fifth Avenue in Edith Wharton’s novels hide dark secrets within their walls, and the gin at Gatsby’s house parties will have to stop flowing sooner rather than later. The good times, […]