K Records makes with the postpunk reissues, Colin Dickey reports from the Arctic Circle, Kathryn Schulz on Stephen King’s latest (and horror fiction in general), and more.
Weekend Bites: Ebert’s Book Picks, Ferris at a Bar, Taylor in The Times, Thompson Goes Nuts, Jung Rocks, and More
Robert Ebert suggests forgotten Chicago writer, Harry Stephen Keeler. Juliana Hatfield talks about Carl Jung. Chicago Sun Times on Third World Press In defense of Nora Ephron. Get sloshed with Joshua Ferris. Hunter S. Thompson kvetching like a madman. Justin Taylor’s Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever is reviewed in the Times. Carrie Brownstein picks some breakup songs.
Bites: Eileen Myles on Gram Parsons, Burroughs Goes to Sundance, Potter Bowl, Ferris Reviewed, and More
Eileen Myles talks about Gram Parsons. Burroughs goes to Sundance. “John Ashbery is not one of my favorite poets“. I’m sold. Deckfight reviews The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris. Harry Potter goes to the Super Bowl. Beach House do Daytrotter.
By Jason Diamond There’s no denying that Joshua Ferris has a pretty impressive resume: great reviews for his first book, Then We Came to the End, stories in some of the best literary publications, and a good amount of buzz for his second novel, Unnamed. But is the buzz helping or hurting? Ron Charles of The Washington Post calls the book, “a dreary, aimless novel“, and our pal Levi Asher at Lit. Kicks would rather watch Jersey Shore than check […]
Justin Taylor pens a “peer review” of Kevin Sampsell’s wonderful book, A Common Pornography. “Some of it’s funny, and some of it’s touching, and some of it’s sad–and a lot of it is two or more of these things at once–but I think what it really succeeds at doing is creating an atmosphere that encompasses all of those states without forcing the reader to choose one” Boston Globe reviews a new Gabriel García Márquez biography. Jersey Shore vs. Joshua Ferris: […]