In our afternoon reading: reviews of works by Zadie Smith and John Cage, revisiting the life of Nicanor Parra, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Helen Garner, thoughts on Alexis M. Smith’s new novel, and much more.
I never got a chance to see Spitboy, the band in which Michelle Cruz Gonzales played drums in the early and mid-1990s. They were a band that was spoken about reverently by friends of mine who were familiar with them; the fact that they’d released a split LP with the equally great Los Crudos also played a part. So when news emerged last year that The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band was set to […]
In our morning reading: an interview with Mario Bellatin, new nonfiction by Sarah McCarry, Michelle Cruz Gonzales’s book tour fundraiser, and more.
Morning Bites: Juliet Escoria’s Latest, No Wave and Boredom, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Benjamin Wood’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Juliet Escoria and Michelle Cruz Gonzales, a playlist from Benjamin Wood, and more.
May brings with it a host of noteworthy books that have caught our eye. Some are the latest works from authors who have become favorites over the years; others are structurally bold, socially relevant, or intensely disconcerting. (In some cases, they may be some combination of the above.) It’s going to be a good month for books, whether you’re looking for an illuminating take on music or an unsettling ghost story. Here are some of the books due out in […]
Things we like: punk memoirs, the fantastic 90s hardcore band Spitboy, and book trailers. We were happy to hear that Michelle Cruz Gonzales of Spitboy was working on a memoir when we read Jes Skolnik’s interview with her last year. That memoir, The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band, is due out later this year, and a trailer for it has just been published.