In our morning reading: an interview with Gregory Pardlo, new writing from Lindsay Hunter and Alexander Chee, an excerpt from Michael J. Seidlinger’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Jeffrey Renard Allen, Padgett Powell Interviewed, Kate Christensen, Freeman’s Debuts, and More
In our morning reading: Charles Johnson on Jeffrey Renard Allen, new writing from Maris Kreizman, interviews with Kate Christensen and Padgett Powell, and more.
Morning Bites: Neil Gaiman Interviewed, Geoff Dyer’s Surrealism, New Adrian Van Young Fiction, Kate Christensen, and More
Interviews with Neil Gaiman, Mimi Lipson, and Kate Christensen; thoughts on Geoff Dyer; new music from Web of Sunsets; talking with goat farmers; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Karl Ove Knausgård, Stuart Dybek on Flash Fiction, Sheila Heti & Kate Zambreno on Social Media, Brownies at 20, and More
New writing from Karl Ove Knausgård and Tyler Coates, a look at food memoirs, Sheila Heti and Kate Zambreno discuss social media, and more.
Morning Bites: Kate Christensen, Chelsea Hodson Interviewed, Americans in Paris, Talking “Girls,” and More
This morning: Flannery O’Connor’s birthday, Chelsea Hodson on her Inventory project, new writing from Kate Christensen, authors illustrated as their classical counterparts, and more.
Last year, I read Percival Everett’s Assumption — the first of his books I’d encounter, after reading glowing recommendations from a number of smart readers. It’s still inside my head: it begins like a traditional procedural, and then grows stranger and stranger as Everett keeps revealing that certain things we might have taken for granted are, in fact, not present at all. The whole thing led to a strange, haunting ending (or series of endings) — tightly controlled, and ominous in […]
Afternoon Bites: Alan Moore on “Fashion Beast,” Kate Christensen, Japanther’s Book, Factory Floor, and More
Alan Moore at the BBC, Factory Floor’s new album gets a rave at Pitchfork, Japanther releases a book, Peter Murphy makes a playlist, and more.
Morning Bites: Talking “Blue Plate Special,” Adelle Waldman Interviewed, Hoberman on Bujalski, Memories of Book Camp, and More
Interviews with Adelle Waldman and Kate Christensen on their upcoming books, Maris Kreizman shares her memories of Book Camp, J. Hoberman looks at Andrew Bujalski’s latest, and more.