In our afternoon reading: interviews with Nick Mamatas and Julia Dixon Evans, new writing by Rebecca Mead, and more.
Morning Bites: Lindsay Hunter on Chicago Lit, Catapult Debuts, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Capsule Hotels, and More
In our morning reading: Lindsay Hunter on Chicago’s literary scene, thoughts on Kelly Link’s new book, new nonfiction from Rebecca Mead and Aaron Gilbreath, an interview with Chastity Belt, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “Anna Karenina,” Lucinda Williams, Destroy All Monsters Collected, Women in Comics, and More
In our morning reading: Teju Cole and Elif Batuman on their favorite books of the year, a look at a new collection of music from Destroy All Monsters, notes on a new translation of Anna Karenina, and more.
Morning Bites: Sarah McCarry, Werner Herzog Interviewed, Choire Sicha on “The Magicians,” César Aira, and More
A look at Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy, interviews with Werner Herzog and Sarah McCarry, a Jim Ruland mix, revisiting the Lunachicks, and more.
Weekend Bites: Eileen Myles, Tom Bissell on William T. Vollmann, The Case Against “Relatability,” Perec and Brainard, and More
Interviews with Eileen Myles and Amber Sparks, a look at the work of William T. Vollmann, Rebecca Mead takes issue with the concept of “relatability,” adapting YA novels as comics, and more.
Morning Bites: Marguerite Duras, Edward St. Aubyn Profiled, Rebecca Mead Q & A, “Mad Men” Poetry, and More
For your Tuesday morning reading: an interview with Rebecca Mead, a profile of Edward St. Aubyn, Mad Men-inspired poetry, Owen Pallett’s new album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Michael Cunningham’s Latest, Sunny Day Real Estate, Roxane Gay on Beyoncé, Jodorowsky Interviewed, and More
Reviews of books from Michael Cunningham and D. Foy, Roxane Gay on Beyoncé and bell hooks, an interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Diary at twenty, and more.
#tobyreads: Impressions of Culture, Delivered With Style
Reading the right book–or essay, or story, or interview–can help point you in the direction of other notable work, either through deft writing about the work of another writer or through an acknowledged influence or homage. It might go without saying that, after reading What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, Lynne Tillman’s new collection of nonfiction, my to-read list increased exponentially. As did, come to think of it, my to-reread list.