In our weekend reading: interviews with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Wendy C. Ortiz, new writing from Roxane Gay and Molly Gaudry, new music from Wax Idols, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Emily St. John Mandel, Albini’s Keynote, Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, Pulp Documentary, and More
In our afternoon reading: Emily St. John Mandel talked with Lincoln Michel, Chloe Caldwell talked with Emily Gould, a reaction to Steve Albini’s recent keynote on the internet and the music industry, and more.
This week’s theme seems to be chapbooks: each of the works here is an essay contained between two covers; each is decidedly personal, yet resonant on a larger scale, whether economic or cultural. Each is also by an author whose work I’d already been familiar with, and provides a concise take on their areas of expertise.
Ann Powers looks at Spin‘s experiment in 140-character record reviews, and reverse-engineers two full-length reviews from it. Shades of Christopher Orr’s review of 21 based only on the preview… Molly Gaudry on work from Jeanne Winterson and Mary Ruefle. Irvine Welsh has written Skagboys, a prequel to Trainspotting. If you’re looking for an excellent reading in northern Brooklyn tomorrow, you have two outstanding options: Largehearted Boy’s tenth anniversary at WORD (with Emma Straub and Jennifer Gilmore) and the Caryn Rose/Rosie Schaap combo at Pete’s […]