In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Johary Ravaloson’s new novel, an interview with Mark Haber, and more.
Anyone can be a provocateur for a day. All it takes is a single inflammatory word to ignite the frenzy of distractible dopamine junkies, who quickly move on. Maybe you can spin another day or two out of the pushback. Maybe you live on in the digital stockades after you burp up a few mea culpas that no one believes. But real sustained provocation, the kind that sears and twists and deepens over years, is another matter altogether.
What does the month of July have to offer? Fireworks, rising temperatures, and an increased likelihood of humidity. In terms of books, the outlook is better: everything from debut fiction to reissues of cult novels, along with eagerly awaited books from some of our longtime favorites. Whether you’re headed to the beach or holing up inside with the air conditioning, this month’s new books offer plenty to delight and impress you.
Afternoon Bites: Deji Bryce Olukotun Nonfiction, Barry Hannah, Rakesh Satyal Interviewed, Lydia Lunch, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Deji Bryce Olukotun and Soraya Palmer, an interview with Rakesh Satyal, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Teju Cole, Margaret Eby Nonfiction, Kristopher Jansma’s Playlist, Lydia Lunch, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Teju Cole and Greil Marcus, an interview with John Carpenter, and much more.
Morning Bites: Joshua Cohen Interviewed, Lydia Lunch and Jerry Stahl, Laird Hunt on History, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Joshua Cohen, talking books with Lydia Lunch and Jerry Stahl, Binyavanga Wainaina and Janelle Monae, new writing from Laird Hunt, and more.
Morning Bites: Lydia Lunch Reissued, Jami Attenberg & Joseph Mitchell, Jessica Hopper Interviewed, Frieze in Comics, and More
In our Monday morning reason: news of (and audio from) a Lydia Lunch reissue, new writing from Dolan Morgan and Sarah Jean Alexander, an interview with Jessica Hopper, and more.
Afternoon Bites: (Lonely) Desert Island Discs, Lydia Lunch Interviewed, “Pottymouth” at 20, Converge, and More
Fiction from Antal Szerb; an interview with Lydia Lunch; footage of Converge at St. Vitus; thoughts on book dedications; and much more can be found in our afternoon reading for this Wednesday.