An interview with Darcy Steinke, a look at literary Buenos Aires, new writing from Masha Gessen, the worst building in New York City, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “Anna Karenina,” Lucinda Williams, Destroy All Monsters Collected, Women in Comics, and More
In our morning reading: Teju Cole and Elif Batuman on their favorite books of the year, a look at a new collection of music from Destroy All Monsters, notes on a new translation of Anna Karenina, and more.
Morning Bites: Nicola Griffith, Jeff VanderMeer Interviewed, Hamish Kilgour’s Latest, Bill Cosby Onstage, and More
An interview with Jeff VanderMeer, a look at Nicola Griffith’s Hild, a new album from Hamish Kilgour, musings on Bill Cosby, and more.
Morning Bites: García Márquez’s Final Novel, Jo Ann Beard, Revisiting Muriel Spark, Literary Aphex Twin, and More
A look at the works of Jo Ann Beard, the fate of Gabriel García Márquez’s final novel, a look at Muriel Spark’s Loitering With Intent, Masha Gessen on exiles, and more.
Last year, for the music writing book group I run at WORD, we read The Feminist Press’s anthology of writings related to Pussy Riot. It was an interesting glimpse at the group, their origins, and the horrific show trial to which three of its members were subjected. Reading it, I felt as though I’d been given more knowledge, but was also hoping to be taken through the group’s art and criticism in the greater context of Russian society. Enter Masha […]
Morning Bites: Dickensian Birthday, Alexander Chee on Outrage, New Adam Wilson, Mark McGuire Interviewed, and More
This morning: a very Charles Dickens birthday, Alexander Chee on internet outrage, Mark McGuire is interviewed, new fiction from Adam Wilson, and more.
This afternoon: Nick Cave is interviewed about his new film, Masha Gessen on her new book about Pussy Riot, thoughts on the last shows at 285 Kent and the end of Chaos in Tejas, and more.
Morning Bites: Masha Gessen on Pussy Riot, Best Punctuation, New Shane Jones Fiction, Danielle Dutton Interviewed, and More
Sara Marcus reviewed Masha Gessen’s book on Pussy Riot, new fiction from Shane Jones, recommending some long novels, literature’s best punctuation, and more.