Afternoon Bites: Alt-Weeklies, Czech Modernism, Christopher Owens Interviewed, and More

The making of the Making of Americans marathon reading. “As a child, books were a magical distraction from my anxiety — what, 20 years later would be diagnosed as obsessive-compulsive disorder. At school, every real-life, real-time decision — who to befriend, who to avoid — carried an infinite possibility of catastrophe, but I was safe when living inside a book.” Julia Fierro has a terrific essay up at The Millions. Damon Krukowski on alt-weeklies and the end of the Boston Phoenix. The […]

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