In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Bethany C. Morrow’s new novel, recommendations from Rachel Kushner, a playlist from Julia Dixon Evans, and more.
Morning Bites: Glenn Branca Remembered, BTBA Finalists, Bud Smith Poetry, Black Quantum Futurism, and More
In our morning reading: remembrances of Glenn Branca, new writing by Bud Smith and Gabino Iglesias, and more.
In our morning reading: Sloane Crosley and Sheila Heti in conversation, a fundraiser from The Second Shelf, and more.
Confession time: I don’t normally find myself in the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York. And if I had ever planned to be there, I would not have expected for it to be for a crushingly loud and yet liberating program of music played by nine guitarists and a drummer. In fact, that was how I spent my Monday night: taking in a program featuring three symphonies written by composer Glenn Branca, as […]
Weekend Bites: Juliet Escoria’s Latest, Glenn Branca’s Symphonies, Blake Butler Interviewed Guy Maddin, and More
In our weekend reading: Gabino Iglesias reviewed Juliet Escoria’s new book, new nonfiction from Isaac Fitzgerald, thoughts on the Misfits reunion, and more.
Morning Bites: Umberto Eco Remembered, Dennis Cooper, Terese Svoboda on Lola Ridge, Glenn Branca, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting Umberto Eco, new writing from Pilot Viruet and Margaret Eby, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Greil Marcus Interviewed, Celeste Ng, Jonathan Lee’s Latest, Revisiting “The Ascension,” and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Greil Marcus and Celeste Ng, an excerpt from Jonathan Lee’s new book, notes on art and cruelty, and much more.
Living in New York lately has involved plenty of encounters with things that loom: by which I mean the weather we’ve had for the past few weeks. Even more specifically, precipitation, along with massive waves of cold. Maybe it’s time to listen to some music that taps into that deeply elemental sensibility we’re becoming increasingly familiar with. Thus: Glenn Branca. The Free Music Archive has his excellent 2011 set from the Primavera Sound Festival, and it’s ideal music for today. […]