In our morning reading: Melissa Febos on a Jeanette Winterson novel, more year-in-review lists, Mila Jaroniec nonfiction, and more.
In our afternoon reading: musicians react to Ferguson, Chuck Wendig on social media and empathy, an interview with Anthony Hegarty, Emily St. John Mandel on the new Lars Iyer novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Marlon James Interviewed, Ottessa Moshfegh, Grouper’s Discography, Justin Taylor, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Marlon James, Katie Gately, and Justin Taylor; thoughts on the writings of Ottessa Moshfegh; Liz Harris revisits her discography; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Talking “Women in Clothes,” Heather Havrilesky on “Dataclysm,” Jac Jemc, New Music from Grouper, and More
An interview with the folks behind the book Women in Clothes, new music from Grouper, a new essay from Jac Jemc, Thor Harris’s festival tips, and more.
On Friday night I made my way to the Guggenheim for the first night of Divine Ricochet, a three-part series celebrating the work of the sculptor John Chamberlain with live music as a soundtrack. The first evening was a double feature of Juliana Barwick and Grouper, and I was readying myself for an evening of sculpture and noise with cold medicine to cure my chest congestion. My ascent up the rotunda’s famed stairs was dizzier than usual. The security guards […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll The post title does not refer to the last of a dozen Yetis roaming the countryside. Even better: it’s a reference to the latest issue of the long-running Portland-based publication. The new issue features a slightly tweaked format, lengthy articles on Tiki Men and NYHC, and a cover illustration (see above) by Carson Ellis. The accompanying seven inch features Grouper covering Dead Moon, as well. In other words, it’s basically tapped into the collective unconscious of […]
Bites: That guy from The Princess Bride, chapbook reviews, Grouper at ATP, intellectual bankruptcy, and more
Lit. Wallace Shawn (above), the guy who was in The Princess Bride is the son of former New Yorker editor William Shawn? Wallace Shawn, the guy in Clueless, has a book of essays out? What awesome weird universe have I woken up to this morning? Everybody thinks Joyce is a fricken genius. I still don’t get it. The Millions releases the group of nominated books that did not make it on their best fiction of the millennium list. James Wood, […]