In our afternoon reading: a review of Tessa Fontaine’s memoir, the case for novellas, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the new Man Forever album, a report from the Author’s Guild Gala, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Robin Wasserman, Notes on Loneliness, Teju Cole, “Day of the Dead” Reviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Robin Wasserman’s new book, new nonfiction from Helena Fitzgerald, and much more.
This March brings it with a host of books that we’re eager to read–everything from thought-provoking and incisive nonfiction to unexpected national histories to transportive, unpredictable fiction. Some come from authors whose work we’ve come to trust; others fall into the category of highly anticipated debuts. Here’s a look at some of the books that have us most excited for the upcoming month.
Big Day Coming is the new book by music journalist/WFMU DJ Jesse Jarnow that tells the story of indie rock as it evolves through the lifespan of Yo La Tengo. Jarnow paints a picture not only of a band’s lifespan or of a genre’s inception, but of multiple decades of rock n roll history, music journalism, and the city of Hoboken, New Jersey. Yo La Tengo, being a band so inextricable from their home venue, Maxwell’s in Hoboken, the place […]