In our afternoon reading: revisiting the works of Shirley Jackson, Alexis Coe and Amelia Gray in conversation, and much more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Ariel Gore, lessons learned from Roberto Bolaño, and more.
Double Teenage, the new novel from Joni Murphy, begins as a coming-of-age story following two friends, Celine and Julie, who live in the Southwest in the 1990s. What begins as a familiar story soon ventures into a much bolder specificity: as Murphy follows the two central characters forward in time, the book’s scope begins to encompass questions of art, globalization, and the violence of everyday life. I talked with Murphy via email about the origins of the novel, how she […]
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Miss Lonelyhearts,” Rachel Cantor’s Playlist, Notes on Ligotti, “2666” on Stage, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a Nathanael West classic, paying tribute to Octavia E. Butler, a playlist from Rachel Cantor, and more.
Morning Bites: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “2666” on Stage, Brainard-Inspired Rock, Warren Ellis on Influential Books, and More
In our Monday morning reading: a new article on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, new writing from Jamie Iredell, recommended reading from Ellen Willis, Warren Ellis on influential books, and more.
I was up in Hudson last weekend with plenty of time on hand before the evening’s music festival kicked off. I also had four hours total on the train to get up there and back; due to my just missing my northbound train, I also had a little extra time in scenic Penn Station to get some reading done. What were my subjects? Heroes, innovators, and figures who left this world far too soon.
Afternoon Bites: Emily Gould, Remembering Harold Ramis, Bolano’s Reading List, Inside Melissa Broder’s “Scarecrone,” and More
Recommended reading from Roberto Bolaño, new essays from Emily Gould and Courtney Maum, how Melissa Broder’s new poetry collection came together, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Cinematic Bolaño, Sheila Heti and Chris Kraus, Califone’s Latest, “Salinger”‘s Director, and More
Chris Kraus and Sheila Heti talked at The Believer, Rutger Hauer starred in a Roberto Bolaño adaptation, Califone’s latest was reviewed at Dusted, and more.