Sam Pink writes good books and makes rad paintings, sure, of course, of course. Big deal, right? Novels? Come on. Paintings? Yeah, ok. Poetry? Easy shit. Getting your poems set to some sick tunes? Nothing to it. I mean, who doesn’t just continually crush it at all of the above?
When you are reading an obviously autobiographical book and the author hits you with a passage about becoming a giant and using his cat as a shotgun to destroy a city, you have two options: you can stop reading immediately or take a deep breath and allow the writer to take you places you’ve never been before while fully aware that the person at the wheel may or may not be in full control of the chaos ahead…or their sanity. […]
In our morning reading: an interview with Sam Pink, new writing from Rebecca Solnit, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Alma Katsu’s new novel, thoughts on Sam Pink’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on new books by Rumaan Alam and Sam Pink, an interview with Brooks Headley, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Akwaeke Emezi’s latest novel, an excerpt from Sam Pink’s new novella, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Tessa Fontaine’s memoir, Rahawa Haile on Janelle Monáe’s new album, and much more.
The month of May has arrived. The temperature is rising, area plants are blossoming; all told, it’s moving from “read indoors by the fire” weather to “read outside in the park” weather. Which is serendipitous, as we have a couple of suggestions for your springtime reading to coincide with the start of the month. They range from insightful looks at music to boldly crafted fiction; there’s also a merman in there. Here’s a look at some of the books that […]