Whether overtly or subtly, you can learn a lot about the world that produced a book, film, or painting if you look closely enough to the circumstances of its making. Some creative works are themselves a start to a debate, a refutation of a political point, or a heated argument in textual form. For decades now, healthcare in the United States has been a hotly-debated issue. It’s no shock to see that the ongoing debates around the Affordable Care Act–from […]
Morning Bites: Alice Coltrane Revisited, Sarah Glidden, Porochista Khakpour Interviewed, Hannu Rajaniemi, and More
In our morning reading: highlights from Alice Coltrane’s career in music, an interview with Porochista Khakpour, comics from Sarah Glidden and Dolan Morgan, and more.
Weekend Bites: Porochista Khakpour Interviewed, Lydia Millet’s Fiction, Maggie Nelson, Gregory Pardlo’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Porochista Khakpour and Maggie Nelson, exploring the fiction of Lydia Millet, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gabrielle Bell, Porochista Khakpour Interviewed, Politicians and Fiction, Shannon Shaw’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: new comics by Gabrielle Bell, an interview with Porochista Khakpour, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Jon Pineda, Porochista Khakpour Interviewed, Mira Jacob, Hallgrímur Helgason’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jon Pineda and Porochista Khakpour, new work by Mira Jacob, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Porochista Khakpour, Paul Beatty Interviewed, Adrienne Celt, Cursed Paintings, and More
In our afternoon reading: Esmé Weijun Wang and Porochista Khakpour in conversation, an interview with Paul Beatty, and much more.
As June approaches, the temperatures outside are rising, and various dreams of a long spring are dashed until next year. June also brings with it a host of books we’ve been eager to read for a while now, including new books by longtime favorites, structurally bold works that take literature into new places, and short fiction that ventures into surreal and sinister places. Here’s a look at some of the books we’re most excited about for June.
Morning Bites: “Fahrenheit 451” Revisited, Stephen Malkmus Interviewed, Porochista Khakpour, Beach House’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting “Fahrenheit 451,” an interview with Stephen Malkmus, new writing from TANAÏS, and more.