In our afternoon reading: an interview with Matthew Specktor, the work of abolitionist library workers, and more.
No matter what your preferred artistic discipline is, odds are good that Los Angeles has contributed in a significant way to them. In his new book Always Crashing in the Same Car: On Art, Crisis, and Los Angeles, California, Matthew Specktor traces both his own history with the city in question and ventures into the lives of some of its most underrated chroniclers. Its blend of cultural commentary and memoir is never less than beguiling, and I talked with Specktor via email to get a better sense of how it all came about.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Garielle Lutz, Brandon Taylor’s Fiction, Matthew Specktor’s Mixtape, and More
In our afternoon reading: discussing Garielle Lutz’s writings, a mixtape from Matthew Specktor, and more.
In our morning reading: fiction from Brian Evenson, interviews with Mona Awad and Matthew Specktor, and more.
Morning Bites: Karolina Waclawiak’s Nonfiction, Arthur Sze’s Poetry, Cristina Sandu’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Karolina Waclawiak, poetry by Arthur Sze, and more.
Morning Bites: David James Keaton Nonfiction, Matthew Specktor Interviewed, Kaveh Akbar’s Poetry, and More
In our morning reading: nonfiction by David James Keaton, an interview with Matthew Specktor, and more.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Matthew Specktor’s new book, writing advice from Chang-rae Lee, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeffrey Ford’s Latest, Kiese Laymon Interviewed, Matthew Specktor Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jeffrey Ford’s new collection, an interview with Kiese Laymon, and more.