In our morning reading: Deesha Philyaw on writing, Black Belt Eagle Scout returns, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Andrea King Collier Interviewed, Douglas Wolk on Comics, Sinclair Lewis Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Andrea King Collier, thoughts on Douglas Wolk’s new book, and more.
We’ll be taking the weekend off for the holiday. Normal posting resumes on Monday. Happy New Year!
Afternoon Bites: Hasanthika Sirisena’s Nonfiction, Jennifer Fliss Interviewed, Rohan Chhetri’s Poetry, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Hasanthika Sirisena’s essay collection, a remembrance of Eve Babitz, and more.
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.