I’m not sure if Americans being reluctant to get out and see more of the country and world is strictly a post 9/11 thing, like we’re not safe here, but we’re way less safe anywhere else, or if it’s always been this way. All I know is that I don’t see that many great books about stepping out of your comfort zone and into the back of a car or hiking for miles. There are glimmering examples, memoirs that have […]
Morning Bites: New César Aira, NBCC Awards, Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell Interviewed, Amateur Night at the Apollo, and More
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.
Morning Bites: Kim Gordon and Elissa Schappell, Emily Books Fundraiser, Björk at MoMA, Colleen Green’s Latest, and More
In this morning’s reading: Kim Gordon and Elissa Schappell in conversation, thoughts on the Björk exhibit at MoMA, Emily Books launches a fundraising campaign, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Elissa Schappell on Bars, Deborah Levy Reviewed, Gerard Way, New No Other, and More
Elissa Schappell talks bars, thoughts on a newly-revised book from Deborah Levy, chatting with Gerard Way, a playlist from Mike Meginnis, Jenn Pelly on her book on The Raincoats, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Justin Taylor on Literary Geography, Songs:Ohia Reissue, Elissa Schappell Interviewed, An Earth Primer, and More
An interview with Elissa Schappell, Justin Taylor on books with a notable sense of place, writing from Sasha Fletcher, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Melissa Broder, and more.
In this episode we get to hang with Elissa Schappell–all-around literary powerhouse/rabble rouser, book editor at Vanity Fair, and co-founder/Editor-At-Large of Tin House. We talk about her beginnings as a writer and the path she’s navigated to get to the place she’s at, places she’s lived, as well as how she has managed to overcome some personal issues and be the awesome human being she is today. This is a doozy of an episode, so make yourself a nice cool […]
Afternoon Bites: Vivian Girls Revisited, Emma Straub’s Latest, Elissa Schappell, William Basinski Reissued, and More
This afternoon: Elissa Schappell on Kim Novak, Emma Straub’s new novel gets advance praise, a William Basinski album is getting reissued, notes on the importance of Vivian Girls, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee on Competitive Facial Hair, Melissa Broder on Sophie La Fraga, Chris Gethard Live, and More
Alexander Chee on the Fifth Annual Coney Island Beard and Mustache Competition. Jonathan Hickman talks about his surreal comic The Manhattan Projects. Elissa Schappell talks with the designers of Tin House‘s Portland/Brooklyn issue. Electric Literature reports on Literary Deathmatch NYC #43, in which (spoiler!) our own Jason Diamond emerged victorious. Melissa Broder on Sophie La Fraga’s I Don’t Want Anything to Do With the Internet. WORD’s Jenn Northington on indie booksellers’ forthcoming partnership with Kobo. Judy Berman took in an […]