In our morning reading: David Bowie and “1984,” thoughts on Amelia Gray’s new novel and the films of Sofia Coppola, and more.
Morning Bites: Claudia Rankine, Michael J. Seidlinger Interviewed, Jesse David Fox, Revisiting Orwell, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Claudia Rankine and Michael J. Seidlinger, new writing from Jesse David Fox, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tiphanie Yanique Interviewed, Longform Orwell, Susan Howe, Revisiting Highsmith, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Tiphanie Yanique, a look back at Patricia Highsmith’s work, reviews of albums by Belle and Sebastian and Disappears, thoughts on Susan Howe, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eula Biss Excerpt, Sleater-Kinney Box Set, An Eleanor Catton Grant, Will Self vs. George Orwell, and More
Guernica has an excerpt up from Eula Biss’s forthcoming On Immunity, the Sleater-Kinney catalog is getting reissued, John Waters talked with The Dissolve, new poetry from Juliet Escoria, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Karen Russell Interviewed, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, New Matt Dojny Fiction, Orwell Invocations, and More
Interviews with Jac Jemc, Karen Russell, and Yelena Akhtiorskaya; fiction from Matt Dojny; essays on cat videos; and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Doris Lessing’s Legacy, Pitchfork In Print, Revisiting “Homage to Catalonia,” Jen Michalski, and More
This afternoon’s reading: Jody Rosen on Kanye West, Michelle Dean on Doris Lessing, Pitchfork’s new journal, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Happy Birthday Sub Pop, Michael Chabon Doing “Casanova,” Literary Baseball, and More
“Since they first reunited in 1985, Wire has had an exceptionally weird relationship to its own past. During their commercial peak in the latter half of the 80s, they refused to play anything from the pre-breakup era, and for the first few years of their current incarnation, they mostly acted as if they’d jumped straight from Pink Flag to the year 2000.” Douglas Wolk on the latest — kind of — from Wire. What, exactly, has steampunk done to alternate history novels? If you […]
I once wanted to be a lawyer, and being a paralegal was a stop on the way to where I thought I wanted to go. To get to 100 Church Street I took the M15 bus down a road where pedestrians were not allowed, past 1 Police Plaza and the courthouse named for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, stopping in front of J&R Electronics. I would walk through the park to Broadway. I would get a large coffee at Dunkin Donuts. The whole thing felt less […]