In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Jeanette Winterson, essays on the music of The Necks and Steve Reich, and more.
In our morning reading: revisiting Harry Mathews’s fiction, interviews with Scaachi Koul and Kelby Losack, and more.
It’s a new year, and with that new year comes a host of new books. From fiction that might shed a light on ongoing political debates to incisive essays between the relationship between creativity and commerce, there’s something for nearly everyone on our list of books that have gotten our attention for this month. And it’s very likely that you’ll see some of these names pop up again on our anticipated books lists in the year to come–no less that four […]
Morning Bites: James McBride and James Brown, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Emma Straub, Luc Sante on Junk Shops, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on James McBride’s book on James Brown, an interview with Dorothe Nors, new music from G.L.O.S.S., and more.
Morning Bites: Kiese Laymon on Outkast, Literary Award Speeches, Culinary Sports, Jeff VanderMeer Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: new essays from Kiese Laymon and Jeff VanderMeer; award speeches from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Karl Ove Knausgaard; and more.
In our morning reading: an award for Deborah Eisenberg, why you should be reading Wendy C. Ortiz, an interview with Laurie Anderson, recommended Eastern European literature, and more.
Morning Bites: Kamasi Washington, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sofia Samatar on Carmen Maria Machado, Jacob Wren, Willeford on Film, and More
In our morning reading: new music from saxophonist Kamasi Washington, essential new writing from Ta-Nehisi Coates, interviews with Jarboe and Karl Ove Knausgaard, new writing from Jacob Wren, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Chicago’s AACM at 50, revisiting a Neil Gaiman-written comic, a review of the Bedhead box set, and much more.