In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lars Iyer and Samantha Irby, new writing by Lisa Wells, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sandra Cisneros, Lisa Wells Nonfiction, Mira Jacobs, Revisiting Olga Slavnikova, and More
In our afternoon reading: an award for Sandra Cisneros, new writing from Lisa Wells, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Rodrigo Fresán, Alexander Chee Interviewed, Sheila Heti’s Latest, James Wright, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Rodrigo Fresán and Alexander Chee, a review of Sheila Heti’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: George Saunders, Alan Hollinghurst’s Latest, Elizabeth Acevedo Interviewed, Andrew Durbin, and More
In our afternoon reading: George Sanders recommends books, interviews with Elizabeth Acevedo and Andrew Durbin, and more.
Morning Bites: Record Collectors, An Emma Straub Essay, Marie-Helene Bertino, Noah Cicero Interviewed, and More
Delving deep into record-collecting subcultures, Emma Straub on road trips, new writing from Lisa Wells and Marie-Helene Bertino, the year’s best indie books (so far), talking with Noah Cicero, and more.
Last year, we published an essay from Lisa Wells titled “She’s a Grand Old Flag: A Diary of Small Town America.” Accompanied by the photography of Bobby Abrahamson, Wells minutely detailed aspects of life in a small Oregon town. The larger project from which that was taken has now been released as a book, titled The West Behind Us. As we’re huge admirers of Wells’s writing (and, for that matter, Abrahamson’s photography), I think it’s fair to say that this definitely has our interest […]
Morning Bites: Lisa Wells on Elliott Smith, Talking Queens With The Beets, Watain, Evan Dorkin Returns to Eltingville, and More
Lisa Wells has written a stunning essay on Elliott Smith; talking Queens with The Beets; Evan Dorkin is revisiting his Eltingville Club characters; when great television shows produce horrible episodes; and more.
Interview by Tobias Carroll As we head into the middle of November, I think it’s safe to say that Lisa Wells’s collection Yeah. No. Totally. (released by the Portland-based indie press Perfect Day Publishing) is a safe bet to be recorded as one of my favorite books of the year. Through the work collected here (mostly essays, with one short story — more on that balance below), Wells examines the city in which she lives through various manifestations of culture […]