A look at the forthcoming Mekons documentary, Chris Rock revisits Purple Rain, a recap of highlights from this year’s CMJ Festival, a talk with Edward Carey, and more.
So we’re sure you’ve heard the whole “The 90s are back” thing at least once a day for the last six month, and maybe you’re tired of it, or maybe you can’t get enough of it. Maybe you are sitting around holding out that some Pitchfork “Best New Music” mentions Candlebox as an influence. Maybe you’re clutching a Delia’s catalog from the days when Y2K was an actual worry. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re hoping for a bunch of readers to tell […]
A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Tobias Carroll Finished Geoff Dyer’s Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasai last weekend for one of the book groups I’m in. At first, I wasn’t as impressed with it as I’d been with his other work, but over time, the gulf between its two sections — one third-person, set in Venice, the other first-person and set in Varanasai — began to impress me more and more. Dyer leaves open the question of whether […]
Our editors weekly roundup of what they’re consuming. Jason Diamond I guess I’ve really missed out by not reading The Art of Fielding. Aside from the dozen people who’ve suggested I pick it up, the Keith Gessen article in Vanity Fair was really the breaking point. I’ve obviously fucked up on several levels, and it is time to rectify this.