In our Wednesday morning reading: revisiting a classic album from The Cramps, preparing for Game of Totes, talking schvitzes with Liturgy, and more.
Morning Bites: Kathy Acker, Robert Christgau Interviewed, Michelle Orange on Kim Gordon, “A Confederacy of Dunces” Staged, and More
In our Tuesday morning reading: notes on Kathy Acker, Michelle Orange on Kim Gordon, an interview with Robert Christgau, a review of Paul Beatty’s latest, and more.
Morning Bites: Neil Gaiman on Kazuo Ishiguro, Meredith Graves’s Label, Robert Christgau’s Memoir, Nelson George, and More
In our Thursday morning reading: thoughts on Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, interviews with Robert Christgau and Nelson George, Meredith Graves discusses her new label, imagining a world without grunge, and more.
February’s on us now, and the notable books due out this month are a wide-ranging group. There’s surreal fiction, including the first new collection from Kelly Link in several years; memoirs by two key figures in New York City’s music scene; astute takes on politics and literature from a writer who’s called cities on three continents home; and much more.
Afternoon Bites: The Atlas Review Interviewed, Donald Antrim, Christgau’s Best of 2013, Slaughterhouse 90210 Book, and More
This afternoon: Jesse Ball makes a playlist, Robert Christgau discusses 2013 in music, catching up with Donald Antrim, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chris Abani Interviewed, Tavi Gevinson, MoMA Expands, Judy Blume & Lena Dunham’s Reading List, and More
Chris Abani talks art and politics, thoughts on MoMA’s latest expansion, the importance of novellas, an interview with Tavi Gevinson, what Robert Christgau’s been reading, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Warren Ellis on Writing, Colum McCann’s Soccer Poetry, Daniel Alarcón, Horror Films, and More
Thoughts on Daniel Alarcón’s new novel; Warren Ellis on writing; soccer poetry from Colum McCann; the Arcade Fire’s latest album; and more.
My parents would argue that I always had this level of love for popular music, even as a toddler in the backseat of our car singing the Kate Bush part of “Don’t Give Up” with an incredible amount of emotion. (Pause for a second, and think of how it would be to hear your three-year-old belt out behind your neck: YOU WORRY TOO MUCH.) Maybe it’s true. As Marilynne Robinson says of hearing the psalms when she was a child, […]