On January 26th, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell stole the stage at the Grammy awards collecting a total of 5 Grammys, including the most prestigious award of ‘Album of the Year’ for their 2019 album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Billie and Finneas entirely produced and wrote the album (with mixing and mastering by Rob Kinelski and John Greenham). Apart from all of the wonderful accolades, awards, and personal stories behind this masterful album, there’s something completely missing from mainstream praise and reviews of this record: its dense narrative and compelling themes.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Marco Rafalà, a review of Vetiver’s latest album, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir, an interview with Cynthia Cruz, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Jamel Brinkley’s collection, nonfiction by xTx and Hanif Abdurraqib, and more.
I’ve enjoyed Jenn Pelly‘s writing about music and pop culture for a while now; when the announcement was first made a few years ago, I was very excited to hear that she’d be writing about The Raincoats as part of the 33 1/3 series. This fall, Pelly’s book on The Raincoats was published, and it was everything I’d hoped for: a solid history of the band’s early days, an insightful look into the band’s creative process, and a book that […]
In our morning reading: notes on the latest novel from John Wray, interviews with Tracy O’Neill and Kristopher Jansma, and more.
In our morning reading: a Terese Svoboda playlist, interviews with Meredith Gran and Chris Gethard, poetry from Molly Rose Quinn, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Rebecca Solnit, interviews with Mark Waid and Penina Roth, and much more.