In our morning reading: an interview with Joshua Cohen, talking books with Lydia Lunch and Jerry Stahl, Binyavanga Wainaina and Janelle Monae, new writing from Laird Hunt, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Daniel José Older Interviewed, Highsmith on Film, Jerry Stahl, John Keene Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Daniel José Older, Amelia Gray on unsettling books, fiction from John Keene, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Emily Gould Interviewed, New Swans, Alan Lomax in Michigan, and More
This afternoon: checking in with Emily Gould, news of Swans’ next album, excellent essays from Jessica Hopper and Wendy C. Ortiz, and more.
Morning Bites: Jon Raymond on “Ravelstein,” Bill Callahan Goes Dub, Revisiting “All That Jazz,” Jerry Stahl, and More
This morning: Jon Raymond on Saul Bellow, revisiting “All That Jazz,” Bill Callahan’s dub album, catching up with Jerry Stahl, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Hilton Als Interviewed, Kathleen Hanna’s Zine, Jerry Stahl, Malkmus Ice Cream, and More
This afternoon: Interviews with Hilton Als and Jerry Stahl, Stephen Malkmus gets an ice cream flavor, a look at a Kathleen Hanna-penned zine, and more.
“We’re All Sicker Than We Think”: Talking “Happy Mutant Baby Pills” With Jerry Stahl
Jerry Stahl’s latest novel Happy Mutant Baby Pills (Harper Perennial), is a sexy, gore-filled, glorious train wreck. Transfixing us with characters who hurtle towards disaster, Stahl captures both the rapture and raciness of destructive, addictive love. Lloyd writes copy of pharmaceuticals, trying to diminish the dastardly side effects (bad breath, depression, death) while happily shooting heroin on the side. But when Lloyd meets Nora, a fucked-up femme fatale on a cross country bus ride, he falls into a toxic, torturous, […]
Afternoon Bites: Anne Carson’s Latest, Literary Hardy Boys, Jerry Stahl Interviewed, and More
“…fragments are, thematically and formally, the atomic unit of Carson’s work. They are also emotionally paradoxical entities—evidence of the inevitable breaking up of things, yet also evidence of those things, proof that once there was a story here.” Kathryn Schulz on Anne Carson’s Red Doc >. Maris Kreizman is profiled in Brooklyn Magazine. Follow the Blood, Sundog Lit’s anthology of work inspired by the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, features work from folks like xTx, Lindsay Hunter, Gabriel Blackwell, Amber Sparks, and Matthew Salesses. […]