In our morning reading: thoughts on the writings of Shirley Jackson and Gabino Iglesias, book thoughts for 2016, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Stephen King and Pop Culture, Esmé Weijun Wang Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at the writings of Shirley Jackson, the influence of Stephen King on pop culture, new nonfiction from Esmé Weijun Wang and Michael Chabon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Kyle Minor Interviewed, Wrigleyville, Tommy Pico on “IRL,” and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Shirley Jackson and Wrigleyville, interviews with Kyle Minor and Tommy Pico, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Annie DeWitt, a Shirley Jackson film adaptation, thoughts on the role of plot in literature, and more.
The fact that this month’s list is larger than usual is but one indication that May looks to be an especially strong month for books. The works we’re most excited about span a variety of styles and genres, from essential writing about books and music to reissues of underrated works of fiction and nonfiction. Whether your tastes run towards the classical or the experimental, there’s a lot to enjoy; that the onset of spring means that you can do so […]
Morning Bites: New Kazuo Ishiguro, Shirley Jackson Stamps, Lindsay Hunter, Nick Thornburn on “Serial,” and More
A new novel is on the way from Kazuo Ishiguro, Luke B. Goebel interviewed Lindsay Hunter, notes on Curationism, Nick Thornburn talked about his work on Serial, and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Shirley Jackson Fiction, Stephen Malkmus Interviewed, Chicago Lit, Hugo Nominees, and More
A previously-unpublished Shirley Jackson story, an interview with Stephen Malkmus, thoughts on the new book from Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, and more in this afternoon’s reading.
So I went to see Noah last weekend, and left with deeply mixed feelings. On the up side, some of the images and scenes in it are among the most jarring and searing in director Darren Aronofsky’s filmography. (Yes, this includes the demonic refrigerator in Requiem for a Dream.) More problematic was the gulf between the film’s aspirations towards psychological realism in the midst of an ages-old story that, in its broad outlines, isn’t intended as a vessel for nuanced character studies. And […]