In our morning reading: Ali Smith on J.G. Ballard, new writing by Aaron Burch, and much more.
We’re pretty excited about Ben Wheatley’s forthcoming adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise. Wheatley’s a filmmaker who can capture the moment where life turns from surreal to nightmarish, which is an essential quality when translating Ballard’s work to the screen. A new trailer has been released for the film; if the first one focused more on the idyllic setting of the film, this one shows the stresses behind it, and suggests the moment when it all begins to fall apart. You […]
Morning Bites: Blake Butler on “High-Rise,” Roxane Gay Interviewed, Paul Pope, Subway History, and More
Blake Butler revisits a J.G. Ballard classic, interviews with Roxane Gay and Leigh Stein, tracking down history in the Times Square subway station, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Zadie Smith on J.G. Ballard, William T. Vollmann Interviewed, Punk Drummers, Craig Davidson’s Latest, and More
Zadie Smith discusses J.G. Ballard, an excerpt from Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir, an interview with William T. Vollmann, book recommendations from Emily Gould, and more.
Afternoon Bites: J.G. Ballard Tributes, Protomartyr, New Bonnie Jo Campbell Fiction, Rachel Zucker Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a host of J.G. Ballard tributes, when Patrick Hamilton inspires punk rock, new fiction from Bonnie Jo Campbell, and more.
This afternoon: a Kyle Minor playlist, Kim Gordon closes out PS1’s Mike Kelley retrospective, library zines, the state of punk in Philadelphia, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ballard and Burroughs, Dead Moon Reissues, Sam Pink’s New Novel, Jesse Ball, and More
Talking Dead Moon reissues, a look at Ballard and Burroughs, a review of Jesse Ball’s new novel, an excerpt of Sam Pink’s next novel, and more.
This afternoon: adapting Ballard for film, literature through photography, noir comics, a Sondheim documentary, and more.