In our morning reading: checking in with Jace Clayton, fiction from Porochista Khakpour, and much more.
Lookout! Records founder and P.G. Wodehouse aficionado Larry Livermore wrote a long essay on John K. Samson, wherein he suggests that Samson be named Poet Laureate of Canada. We’re cool with that. Admittedly, we are not Canadian, so that opinion might not count for much. Today at the Tournament of Books: The Marriage Plot vs. Green Girl. (And hey, if you’d like to read our review of the latter…) Science fiction comics about dystopian volleyball? We will read that, and gladly. […]
By Jason Diamond In the realms of “best songwriters” around today, I’d feel pretty comfortable saying John K. Samson of The Weakerthans is one of the top ten. He is sort of like John Darnielle’s anarchist (opposed to Antichrist) cousin from Canada, and we love him almost as much as we heart Mr. Mountain Goat. Today, via press release, we hear that Samson is going to begin delivering solo albums “exploring the atmospheric streets and highways surrounding the musician’s home […]