The first time I ever saw Dan Friel play music was in Parts & Labor, the gloriously urgent noise-rock group of which he was a founding member. (“Fractured Skies,” from their 2007 album Mapmaker, sits very high on my list of great side one/track ones.) Since Parts & Labor’s final show in early 2012, Friel has released two solo LPs on Thrill Jockey, moved from north Brooklyn to Park Slope, and become a father. One can find the thematic influence […]
Morning Bites: Heidi Julavits, Catherynne M. Valente on the Hugo Awards, Lightning Bolt Interviewed, and More
In our Friday morning reading: notes on Heidi Julavits’s new book, interviews with Lightning Bolt and Cal Morgan, Catherynne M. Valente on books and language and politics, and more.
Morning Bites: Italo Calvino, New Lightning Bolt Reviewed, Harper Lee, PEN Literary Awards Longlists, and More
In our morning reading: a guide to the books of Italo Calvino, thoughts on the new Lightning Bolt album, notes on Harper Lee, an excerpt from Gregory Howard’s forthcoming novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Wayne Koestenbaum, Jon Wurster Interviewed, New Lightning Bolt, Old Whisky, and More
In our Monday afternoon reading: interviews with Wayne Koestenbaum, Mairead Case, and Jon Wurster; a look at Will Wiles’s new novel; thoughts on Anthony Bourdain; and more.
Morning Bites: Hannibal Buress, Lightning Bolt Interviewed, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, New Speedy Ortiz, and More
In our morning reading: checking in with Hannibal Buress and Lightning Bolt, Richard Price on pseudonyms, new music from Speedy Ortiz, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lightning Bolt Interviewed, The Century’s Best Novels, Anne Helene Petersen, Booksellers Reviewing Books, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with David Connerly Nahm and Dolan Morgan, checking in with Lightning Bolt about their new album, Brenna Ehrlich on her press and record label, and more.