In our afternoon reading: Leslie Jamison on Charles Jackson, a Jim Ruland playlist, an interview with Jonathan Lethem, an excerpt from Frank Hinton’s forthcoming novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Discussing César Aira, Nick Antosca on Horror Films, Brooks Headley Interviewed, Julia Elliott, and More
A look at César Aira’s literary inspiration, discussing food and punk drumming with Brooks Headley, Alexis Coe was interviewed by Karen Abbott, Nick Antosca on horror films, and more.
Consider 2013 a good year for Nick Antosca. This year has seen the release of two new books from him: the collection The Girlfriend Game and the short novel The Hangman’s Ritual. The former contains a number of searing works, describing horrors literal and metaphorical, ranging from educational programs that reduce the subject to a subhuman state to the ethical quandaries of reality television to a visit from murderous aliens obsessed with beauty. The Hangman’s Ritual opens in a kind of prison familiar to […]
Weekend Bites: Bathroom Reading, “Wolf Hall” Miniseries, Nick Antosca Interviewed, Frank Hinton’s Next Novel, and More
Kafka & bathroom reading; Frank Hinton’s next novel is announced; Nick Antosca chats with The Rumpus; and more,
Afternoon Bites: Talking “In Utero,” Jamie and Gilbert Hernandez, Lou Barlow Interviewed, Waiting for “Pretty Deadly,” and More
Taking an in-depth look at Nick Antosca’s new collection, anticipating a surreal Western comic, catching up with Jamie and Gilbert Hernandez, Godspeed You! Black Emperor wins big, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Thomas M. Disch, Elliott Smith Biography, Marisha Pessl Interviewed, and More
Revisiting conspiracy thrillers, a look at a new biography of Elliott Smith, out-quipping the mayor, an interview with Marisha Pessl, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bill Callahan’s Dub, Kathleen Hanna Profiled, New Matt Fraction Comics, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Primo Levi, and More
Kathleen Hanna discusses her new musical venture, Lena Dunham gets political, Matt Fraction is interviewed about his new comics, Bill Callahan plus dub, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “Random Family” at 10, Walter De Maria Remembered, Whaling Wives, Matthew Specktor at The Rumpus, and More
Amy Brill takes us into whaling history, Matthew Specktor and Nick Antosca are interviewed, Adelle Waldman shares her favorite sad young literary men, and more.