More Curious by Sean Wilsey (McSweeney’s; p.) Geographically, More Curious, a collection of journalist/editor/author Sean Wilsey’s most vital essays, takes readers on a trip across the nation that goes from the tiny town of Marfa, Texas, to great New York City restaurants and down to the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. However, the relevance of these collected pieces resides not on the diversity of the spaces presented but in the way Wilsey dissects our country and its people with surgical precision regardless […]
Afternoon Bites: Zadie Smith on J.G. Ballard, William T. Vollmann Interviewed, Punk Drummers, Craig Davidson’s Latest, and More
Zadie Smith discusses J.G. Ballard, an excerpt from Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir, an interview with William T. Vollmann, book recommendations from Emily Gould, and more.