Europe Redux by Kyle Coma-Thompson There is a point when lives cease to be lives, when chronologies untwist like strands in a thread. Everything about a person, distilled posthumously down to a few solid facts; then in a few quick revisions, those facts fraying into a mess of probabilities and guesses. I should know, I’m speaking here from the revised present. Not the indisputable past. So say it is the future. That vanishing point in space-time where for hundreds of […]
Afternoon Bites: Bob Odenkirk’s Book, Tobi Vale on La Sera, Kim Zupan, A Nicholas Rombes Excerpt, and More
Bob Odenkirk is interviewed, an excerpt from Nicholas Rombes’s forthcoming novel, Kim Zupan’s novel reviewed, Meredith Graves on the unsettling subtext of an indie rock feud, and more.
Morning Bites: Anne Carson on Proust, Writers and Money, Yannick Murphy, Lana Del Rey Poems, and More
Thoughts on Anne Carson’s latest, new poems from Niina Pollari, novelists on World War I, Yannick Murphy interviewed Yannick Murphy, and more.
“A Profanation of the Facts”: An Interview with Kyle Coma-Thompson
I recently read The Lucky Body, the debut collection of short fiction by Kyle Coma-Thompson. It begins with the title story, in which a horrific episode of violence is described in increasingly detached terms; from there, it moves through musings on history and ominous political strains, essay-like observations on culture, and some images that delve deeply into the surreal. I reached out to Coma-Thompson via email to learn more about the collection’s origins and organization, and to see what’s in store […]
Weekend Bites: Owen Pallett’s Favorite Albums, “The Swimmer,” Porochista Khakpour’s Playlist, Kyle Coma-Thompson, and More
Music recommendations from Owen Pallett and Porochista Khakpour, reviews of books from Deji Olukotun and Kyle Coma-Thompson, Cheever on film, and more.