In our afternoon reading: fiction by Amber Sparks, musings on the monoculture, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Beastie Boys Retrospective, Akwaeke Emezi, Steve Reich Interviewed, Jonathan Lethem’s Inspirations, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at the new Beastie Boys retrospective, interviews with Akwaeke Emezi and Steve Reich, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chiara Barzini Interviewed, Lidia Yuknavitch, Joe Meno Fiction, Laura Jane Grace, and More
In our afternoon reading: Chiara Barzini and Annie DeWitt in conversation, new writing from Lidia Yuknavitch and Nathan Englander, and more.
It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]
What does November hold, in terms of books hitting the shelves? We’re glad you asked. As we advance deeper into fall, literary offerings will appear on bookstore shelves from critically acclaimed powerhouses, champions of experimental fiction, writers appearing in translation, and more. There are new editions of cult classics, and the first book from Vol.1 Brooklyn’s founder–all told, a terrific month to be reading. Here are some of the books that have gotten our attention for this month.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from a forthcoming history of The Empty Bottle, new fiction from Sara Lippmann, an interview with Helen McClory, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gary Panter on Ray Johnson, Justin Taylor’s Playlist, British Noir, Alex Ross Vs. The Cloud, and More
Gary Panter discusses Ray Johnson, the beginnings of British noir, a tribute to Wendi Harris Kaufman, the cloud and classical music, and more.