In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Fleur Jaeggy, new writing by Brandon Taylor and Helena Fitzgerald, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Joanna C. Valente’s Playlist, Sheila Heti Interviews Elena Ferrante, Michael J. Seidlinger’s Poetry, Ken Liu, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Joanna C. Valente, interviews with Elena Ferrante and Ken Liu, and more.
Morning Bites: Sofia Samatar, Sheila Heti Interviewed, Porochista Khakpour on Han Kang’s Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Sofia Samatar’s forthcoming novel, an interview with Sheila Heti, revisiting the 1985 Chicago Bears, and 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.
I first heard Seattle’s Chastity Belt via their 2013 album No Regerts, a winningly smart indie rock record. Their new album Time To Go Home (out later this month on Hardly Art) doubles down on that album’s strengths I mean, I’m in my late 30s, and Tsumani’s A Brilliant Mistake comes to mind when I hear this–it’s got that same blend of sharp-edged lyrics and music that can burn slowly or channel essential punk energy. And it doesn’t hurt that there’s a […]
Afternoon Bites: Sheila Heti on Drama, Juliet Escoria’s Poetry, Knaugaard in America, Miranda July, and More
This Thursday afternoon, we’re reading an interview with Sheila Heti, poems from Juliet Escoria, Rob Spillman’s essay on Miranda July, and much more.
Morning Bites: Mallory Ortberg Interviewed, “The Penguin Book of Witches,” PJ Harvey Covers Nick Cave, Michael Robbins, and More
This morning: PJ Harvey recorded a Nick Cave cover; interviews with Sheila Heti, Mallory Ortberg, and Michael Robbins; Sarah McCarry on The Penguin Book of Witches, and more.
Morning Bites: Wayne Koestenbaum on D.H. Lawrence, Ex Hex’s Latest, Hilton Als & Toni Morrison, Deafheaven Interviewed, and More
Wayne Koestenbaum on Sons and Lovers, Hilton Als interviewed Toni Morrison, new music from Ex Hex, India’s best-sellers, Ali Liebegott on writing for Transparent, and more.