In our afternoon reading: interviews with Kathleen Hanna and Joe Hill, new fiction from Michael Cisco, and much more.
In our morning reading: nonfiction from Jami Attenberg, interviews with Joe Hill and Alexis M. Smith, and more.
We’re on a reduced schedule today due to the holiday. Normal posting will resume tomorrow.
In our morning reading: a playlist from Shawn Vestal, nonfiction from Juliet Escoria, musicians who could be great novelists, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Cheryl Strayed Interviewed, “Slaughterhouse 90210,” Mark Costello, The Year’s Best Labels, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Cheryl Strayed and Joe Hill, labels that did notable work in 2015, adapting Neil Gaiman short stories as comics, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shya Scanlon on “Twin Peaks,” Great Fictional Vacations, A New Sarah Gerard Essay, Sufjan Stevens Covers Arthur Russell, and More
Revisiting Twin Peaks, Emma Straub on fictional vacations, Sarah Gerard on veganism and radical politics, Sufjan Stevens and Arthur Russell, The Dissolve on James Franco’s Child of God adaptation, and more.
It’s been kind of a weird week, as reading goes. There’ve been a few terrific books that I’ve read in the past few days that I’m probably not going to talk about quite yet, but that you will see me writing about in the coming weeks and months. (The authors of those? Jen Doll, Norman Lock, and Scott Cheshire.) But this week has also seen plenty of other reading, some of which has been very plot-heavy; others of which has […]
This week, the theme is one of reference: nods to other works, incorporation of other continuities, tributes overt and subtle. These books range from horror epics to intimate memoirs; at least one also features a video game based on the lives of the Brontë sisters. So there’s that.
“The best thing about Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated/much-dreaded The Great Gatsby is that, for all its computer-generated whoosh and overbroad acting, it is unmistakably F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.” David Edelstein’s review of a certain film that’s highly anticipated around these parts is now up. Jenn Pelly interviewed Jenny Hval for Pitchfork. “It’s the fact that NOS4A2—a relentless, profoundly disturbing monster of a book—reads at every level like King’s work at its prime, a discomfiting mix of the otherworldly and quotidian, seeded with buried […]