In our weekend reading: new work by Kristen Radtke and Heidi Julavits, an interview with Esmé Weijun Wang, and more.
In our Monday morning reading: a look at the writings of Rudy Wurlitzer, talking with Father John Misty, reviews of books by Meline Toumani and Lynsey Addario, and more.
If there is one music person who can attach his name, or one of his many monikers, to something other than albums and have us give it a thumbs up, we’re going to say it’s Will Oldham.
Indexing: Tim Kinsella, Todd Grimson, Manuela Draeger, Rudy Wurlitzer, and How Much More? So Much More.
A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Tobias Carroll Once again, the longest book I read last week — Tim Kinsella’s The Karaoke Artist’s Guide to Self-Defense — was read with an eye towards reviewing it here. That review should appear before too long, though I’m still in the middle of mentally aligning the novel’s subtly fractured segments and figuring out what I make of its denouement.
The first post-Irene bites includes an excerpt, the Wild Flag album, John Locke’s birthday, some tennis stuff, and much more.
Bites: Levi Johnston broken down, Good writing cafes, Nick Cave and iPhones, Stephen Elliott, good uses for vodka, and more
The Awl breaks down Levi Johnston’s Vanity Fair article. Grub Street picks our beloved Think Coffee and Housing Works as two of the best New York cafes for writing. Nick Cave wants you to have his upcoming book, The Death of Bunny Munro, on your iPhone. Salon talks to Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries McSweeney’s gives us fifteen uses for vodka. Jay-Z is into this “indie rock movement”, and thinks big things of Grizzly Bear. An interview with […]