In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Greil Marcus’s new book, new music from John Darnielle and Christopher R. Weingarten, a Dorothe Nors essay, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mitchell S. Jackson, Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir, Marlon James Recommends Fiction, Neighborhood Bars, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Mitchell S. Jackson and Jason Diamond, Greil Marcus on Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, Marlon James recommends novels, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Katie Coyle, Erase Errata Return, Jeanette Winterson on Poetry, Michael Gira Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Katie Coyle, Michael Gira, and Erase Errata; Rahawa Haile on the Whitney Houston tv movie; new writing on books from Jeanette Winterson and Lauren Groff; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Charles D’Ambrosio and Leslie Jamison, Aaron Bady on African Literature, Greil Marcus Interviewed, Kid Millions on Bad Reviews, and More
In our afternoon reading: Leslie Jamison and Charles D’Ambrosio in conversation, interviews with Chris Rock and Greil Marcus, Kid Millions on bad reviews, recommended literature from African writers, and more.
Morning Bites: Ex Hex’s Album, Gillian Flynn’s Influences, Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, Greil Marcus’s Latest, and More
Maura Johnston on Ex Hex, Stephin Merritt on two-letter words, an interview with Chloe Caldwell, Gillian Flynn on her influences, a look at Greil Marcus’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Greil Marcus Interviewed, Kate Bush, Steve Almond Vs. Football, Emily Carroll’s Latest, and More
Interviews with Greil Marcus and Steve Almond, new essays from Saeed Jones and Jen Vafidis, Emily Carroll’s graphic novel is reviewed, notes on Kate Bush’s first concert in years, and more.
Another American Psycho film? Seriously? Is that really necessary? Is Bret Easton Ellis hard up for cash or something? Emma Straub on Amazon kicking bookstores while they’re down. Sara Levine talks to Largehearted Boy about the songs that helped inspire her book Treasure Island!!! Slate doesn’t seem to like the trailer for the movie adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Teddy Wayne lists another unpopular proverb at McSweeney’s. Greil Marcus really wants you to know […]
In a total “awww snap” moment, Greil Marcus tells Pop Matters what he thinks of David Shields “controversial manifesto”: I thought it was total bullshit. First of all, there’s a long history of people writing books about the death of the novel or the death of fiction and getting attention for doing that. There are a lot of people who would rather be at the funeral than at the birth, and this is one of those cases.