In our afternoon reading: an interview with Drive Like Jehu, Ryan Britt on the history of James Bond, checking in with The Scofield, Sean H. Doyle on shoes, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kiese Laymon Nonfiction, Meredith Graves, Richard Hell Interviewed, Short Story Costumes, and More
In our weekend reading: new nonfiction from Kiese Laymon and Meredith Graves, a review of Sean H. Doyle’s book, an excerpt from Michael J. Seidlinger’s novel, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Elena Ferrante, Sean H. Doyle Interviewed, Artaud’s Legacy, Austin Grossman, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elena Ferrante and Sean H. Doyle, n + 1 on NYHC, an adaptation of a Sheila Heti short story, and more.
The Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 So Far
To date, 2015 has been a good year for nonfiction. If your penchant is for works that deal with complex issues in our society, you’ll have plenty to read; if you prefer books that explore the substance of a life through inventive narratives, you’ll find plenty to enjoy as well. What follows is a selection of some of the nonfiction that’s been released this year that’s impressed us the most.
Afternoon Bites: Sean H. Doyle Interviewed, Jacqueline Woodson, “Just Mercy” On Screen, Nina McConigley, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Sean H. Doyle, Jacqueline Woodson converses with an ex-President, talking with Nina McConigley, and more.
Memories and Fragments and Words: A Conversation With Wendy C. Ortiz and Sean H. Doyle
Memories fragment. We look back on our past selves and try to piece together the shards of old identities, a kind of retrospective forensic investigation, and exhumation of who we used to be. That sense of summoning the people we used to be is exemplified in two recent books: Wendy C. Ortiz’s Hollywood Notebook and Sean H. Doyle’s This Must Be the Place. Both books left me with a lot to ponder, both emotionally and stylistically. Over the course of […]
Weekend Bites: Alexander Chee Interviewed Michaelangelo Signorile, Sofia Samtar on Can Xue, Chelsea Hodson, Superiority Burger Opens, and More
In our weekend reading: Alexander Chee interviewed Michaelangelo Signorile, Brandon Hobson interviewed Chelsea Hodson, Superiority Burger opens, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Kamel Daoud, Elisa Gabbert Interviewed, Dennis Cooper Recommendations, Ornette Coleman Remembered, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Kamel Daoud and Elisa Gabbert, reading recommendations from Dennis Cooper, an appreciation of Ornette Coleman, and more.