In our morning reading: an interview with Esmé Weijun Wang, notes on books by Donald Quist and Mike Faloon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Kaitlyn Greenidge Nonfiction, Jim Harrison’s Poetry, Uniform, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Mike Faloon, new writing by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Jen Michalski, and more.
Morning Bites: Alexander Chee, Sophie Klahr Interviewed, Vannak Anan Prum, Mike Faloon’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Alexander Chee’s new book, an interview with Sophie Klahr, and more.
The month of May has arrived. The temperature is rising, area plants are blossoming; all told, it’s moving from “read indoors by the fire” weather to “read outside in the park” weather. Which is serendipitous, as we have a couple of suggestions for your springtime reading to coincide with the start of the month. They range from insightful looks at music to boldly crafted fiction; there’s also a merman in there. Here’s a look at some of the books that […]
Fuel Consumption Way Too Fast
The Jaimie Branch Trio
by Mike Faloon
Arrive early at Quinn’s in Beacon and you’ll see instruments waiting on stage and musicians mingling up front. Chances are whoever is playing that night has already caught up with Craig. He knows everyone and their records, too, though you’d have to prompt him on those. He’s humble. The seat next to Craig is open. I order a drink and ask how he’s doing. “Had a late night and a busy week,” he says, “one set then I’m gone.”