The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our afternoon reading: a look at this year’s Whiting Award winners, interviews with Halle Butler and Sally Rooney, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Priests, an excerpt from Damon Young’s new book, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Samuel R. Delany, new writing by Morgan Jerkins and Jason Diamond, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Kiese Laymon, reviews of novels by Marlon James and Michael J. Seidlinger, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a new book by Sierra Nelson, interviews with Joseph Fink and Michael J. Seidlinger, and more.
In our morning reading: exploring a defining work by Philip Glass, an essay by Jami Attenberg, a playlist from Michael J. Seidlinger, and much more.
Remember autumn? Remember the existence of a season not characterized by overwhelming heat and humidity? We’ve heard whispers that such a season might be on the way, and that signs of it might even be visible this month. Consequently, we have some reading recommendations for the coming month, from new editions of vital speculative fiction to experimental prose to works that explore human relationships. Here’s a look at some books that might be just the thing to read outdoors as […]