The last time I spoke with Ted Hearne was in 2014; the subject was The Source, his collaboration with Mark Doten inspired by the work of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Now, Hearne has returned with a new album, Place — a collaboration with Saul Williams, in which Hearne addresses questions of gentrification in Brooklyn’s Ft. Greene neighborhood. It’s a work that involves countless vocalists, found audio, and a complex structure; it also involves moments of sublime beauty. I talked with Hearne about the genesis of Place and how he developed the themes contained within it.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Ted Chiang and Laird Barron, Fugazi in infographic form, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Dylan Landis, interviews with Eula Biss and T Kira Madden, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Molly Crabapple and Ivan Vladislavić, a review of Mairead Case’s novel, and more.
Welcome To All That by Andrew Bomback 1. When we first dropped our bags on apartment floors/Took our broken hearts, put them in a drawer/Everybody here was someone else before. – Taylor Swift For me, New York ended as soon as it began. – Eula Biss I was riding the 1 train the first time I heard Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York,” and I’m not entirely sure if I would have made the connection between the song and the […]
In our morning reading: the upcoming On Immunity marathon reading, literary B-sides, delving into Noah Baumbach’s films, a report from AWP, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Eula Biss, revisiting two mid-70s Miles Davis albums, J. David Osborne talks publishing, catching up with Atticus Lish, and more.
In our morning reading: news of the Ace Hotel’s residency for writers, an interview with Eula Biss, a previously-unpublished essay from Ray Bradbury, The Ramones on film, and more.