In our morning reading: discussing the new novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, fiction from Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
If you’re at all familiar with the last 20+ years of metal—especially that which falls under the “doom” sub-category—you will know that Matt Pike is one of the few guys who has seriously clawed his way towards the seventh circle of heavy metal hell that is reserved for deities like Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P.), pre-reality show Ozzy, and, of course, Lemmy. It might sound tacky to call Pike’s work with the band Sleep as “game-changing,” but that’s really the best […]
Bites: Get Crazy About Nabokov, Zadie Smith, Tao Lin’s Stuff, John Irving is Worried, New Magnetic Fields, The Beets at a Museum, and More.
Let’s go crazy about Nabokov! On the Media talks to Ron Rosenbaum of Slate about his conflicted feelings over the publication of The Original of Laura. Aleksandar Hemon is sorta against Laura seeing the light of day. Nabokov specimen covers. Lit. Village Voice on Zadie Smith’s collection of essays, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays. Tao Lin will sell you a bunch of his stuff for a really good price. John Irving is worried about me? I was worried about John […]