In our morning reading: an interview with Janice Lee, thoughts on new music from Upper Wilds and Marissa Nadler, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Robert Coover, Rachel Aggs’s Recommendations, Matthew Gavin Frank’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring the work of Robert Coover, musical recommendations from Rachel Aggs, and more.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s February 2021 Book Preview
It is quite snowy in our corner of the world right now. Remember winter? Winter apparently did. We’d say that it’s the perfect time to curl up with a book, but you’ve probably figured that out on your own. This month brings new books from a number of our favorite writers, along with some highly anticipated debuts and a few books capable of transporting you to an entirely new time and place. Here are some of our favorites.
Morning Bites: Leesa Cross-Smith, Lauren Oyler’s Debut, Teresa Carmody and Paul Lisicky, Matthew Gavin Frank Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: a review of Leesa Cross-Smith’s new collection, Teresa Carmody and Paul Lisicky in conversation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff Jackson, James Reich Interviewed, Matthew Gavin Frank Nonfiction, Great Book Covers, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jeff Jackson’s new novel, writing from Matthew Gavin Frank, and much more.
Morning Bites: Virginie Despentes Revisited, Haley Mlotek Nonfiction, Matthew Gavin Frank, Alice Bag’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the fiction of Virginie Despentes, essays by Haley Mlotek and Matthew Gavin Frank, and more.
On Barbecued Ribs and Fallacious Independence
In Memphis, the spice rub used to flavor our ribs varies from restaurant to restaurant, family to family, but often includes amounts of salt, black pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, brown sugar, white sugar, rosemary, ginger, celery salt, mustard, oregano, cumin. We must keep our grills cool enough not to burn these spices, especially the sugar. We will turn on our televisions as the smoke curls into the air, draws lassoes or nooses over so many backyards. On […]
Afternoon Bites: Carrie Brownstein, Matthew Gavin Frank Interviewed, Alfred Bester, 2015’s Best Metal, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Carrie Brownstein, Matthew Gavin Frank, and Simon Critchley; thoughts on Alfred Bester’s fiction; and more.