In our morning reading: an interview with Stephen Malkmus, thoughts on Kristen Radtke’s memoir, and much more.
Our favorite comics from this year spanned a host of narratives, from metafictional explorations of loss and belonging to ominous supernatural tales of terrifying forces at work. Some are formally inventive, while others make use of a lean storytelling approach to convey the narratives at their center. All of them opened our eyes to the tales being told, regardless of their nature.
Morning Bites: Myriam Gurba’s Latest, Kristen Radtke, Christmas Ghost Stories, The Fall’s Singles, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Myriam Gurba’s new book, Kristen Radtke on the literary year, Colin Dickey on Christmas ghost stories, and more.
What happens when a story told in one medium echoes the storytelling conventions of a different one? Comics are particularly well-suited for this: they incorporate elements of other storytelling mediums, while retaining their own narrative devices and techniques. What follows is a look at eight distinct works that evoke other methods of telling stories–literature, radio, art, television–while remaining distinctly (and proudly) comics. Expanding the boundaries of one medium while referencing another is no easy task; these eight books carry it […]
Morning Bites: Kristen Radtke Interviewed, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Anuk Arudpragasam, Terese Svoboda on Art and History, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Kristen Radtke, new writing from Alexander Chee, Maris Kreizman on her favorite books of the year, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Omar Robert Hamilton and Kristen Radtke, recommended punk songs, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jesmyn Ward’s Latest, Brian Allen Carr, Kristen Radtke Interviewed, Marcy Dermansky, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Jesmyn Ward and Brian Allen Carr, an interview with Kristen Radtke, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kristen Radtke on Bodegas, Esmé Weijun Wang, Revisiting Rudy Wurlitzer, Paul Major’s Book, and More
In our weekend reading: new work by Kristen Radtke and Heidi Julavits, an interview with Esmé Weijun Wang, and more.