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.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “I Capture the Castle,” Robert Christgau on Cover Albums, Ancient Ocean, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting Dodie Smith’s “I Capture the Castle,” Philip Glass on the cello, and more.
Morning Bites: Ursula K. Le Guin, Martha Grover Nonfiction, Valerie Hsiung Interviewed, Bud Smith, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Ursula K. Le Guin and Valerie Hsiung, new writing from Martha Grover, and more.
Morning Bites: Annie DeWitt Interviewed, Other Music, The Scofield, Philip Glass on David Bowie, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Annie DeWitt, thoughts on a Bohumil Hrabal adaptation and the last days of Other Music, and more.
Bruce Brubaker‘s new album Glass Piano is, as the title suggests, a collection of recordings of Philip Glass compositions on the piano. Given that Brubaker is an excellent pianist and Glass, as composers go, is no slouch himself, it’s an excellent listen, both on its own and for its handling of the pieces that comprise it. I talked with Brubaker to learn more about the album’s origins, as well as his work playing music by contemporary composers like Nico Muhly […]
Afternoon Bites: Philip Glass’s Memoir, Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed Interviewed, New Adrian Van Young Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Philip Glass’s new book, interviews with Roxane Gay and Cheryl Strayed, new fiction from Adrian Van Young, and more.
Morning Bites: Patti Smith’s New Book, Scott McClanahan, “Conversation Sparks” Party, Lost Perec, and More
In our morning reading: news of Patti Smith’s new memoir and a lost Georges Perec novel, new nonfiction from Scott McClanahan and Elif Batuman, a review of Philip Glass’s memoir, and more.
April brings with a host of noteworthy books in a variety of styles. There’s nonfiction from some of the best prose stylists out there, a memoir from a composer who helped refine a now-ubiquitous style, philosophical novels, collections of jarring fiction–there’s plenty for avid readers to delight in this month. What follows are some of our most-anticipated books for this month.