In our Thursday morning reading: interviews with Dorothea Lasky, Brenna Ehrlich, and Tom Williams; a playlist from Brandon Hobson; and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Edan Lepucki on Margaret Atwood, Emma Straub’s Novel Tips, All Ages Press Debuts, Cheever’s House, and More
Edan Lepucki on her admiration for the work of Margaret Atwood, Emma Straub on writing a novel, Futurism and noise-punk, A.N. Devers on John Cheever, Nina McConigley reads from her novel, Adam Kirsch on Brian Morton, and more.
Weekend Bites: Owen Pallett’s Favorite Albums, “The Swimmer,” Porochista Khakpour’s Playlist, Kyle Coma-Thompson, and More
Music recommendations from Owen Pallett and Porochista Khakpour, reviews of books from Deji Olukotun and Kyle Coma-Thompson, Cheever on film, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates Interviewed, Sharon Van Etten’s New Album, John Cheever, Parquet Courts’ Latest, and More
Reading John Cheever, a Kara Walker reading list, new music from Sharon Van Etten and Parquet Courts, an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
Morning Bites: Catching Up With The Wrens, Happy Birthday Upton Sinclair, Zweig Movies, Harding on Cheever, and More
Wishing Upton Sinclair a happy birthday, learning what The Wrens have been up to, chatting with poet Michael Dickman, adapting Stefan Zweig for the screen, and more.
Morning Bites: Lee Ranaldo’s New Band, Cheever’s Prison Lectures, Superchunk’s Latest, Jack Handey, and More
John Cheever’s prison lectures, Lee Randaldo’s new band, a review of Superchunk’s latest, Jack Handey’s novel, and more.
Get to know the real John Cheever. (Left, with John Updike) Google goes steampunk for the birthday of Jules Verne. Emily St. John Mandel discusses bad reviews. A dead rabbi writes a letter to a literary critic from beyond the grave. Eugene Mirman does a pretty good Bill O’Reilly impersonation considering he looks and sounds nothing like him. James Dean would have been 80 today.
Happy birthday Federico Fellini, David Lynch (above, obviously) and Leadbelly. Amy McDaniel talks about the pleasures of reading John Cheever over at HTMLGIANT. Josh Spilker weighs in on the writers needing an MFA topic that seems more popular than ever. At least Josh has the good sense to use a Beavis & Butthead image to accompany his thoughts. The Awl asks the question we’re all sort of worrying about before we have to get back to worrying about bigger things: […]