In our afternoon reading: Garth Greenwell on Alexander Chee’s new novel, interviews with Laura van den Berg and Charles D’Ambrosio, poetry from Natalie Eilbert, and more.
Morning Bites: Jynne Dilling Martin’s Playlist, Revisiting “25th Hour,” Live Sonic Youth, Inside NYRB Classics, and More
In our Tuesday morning reading: a playlist from Jynne Dilling Martin, discussion of Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, Sonic Youth live highlights, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rivka Galchen, George Saunders Interviewed, New Zealand Pop, Spike Lee on Billy Wilder, and More
Talking with George Saunders, a history of Dunedin pop, thoughts on a Raymond Pettibon art show, Spike Lee on a Billy Wilder classic, and more.
Meghan O’Rourke on Karl Ove Knausgaard, a look back on Spike Lee’s early films, music writers revisit Hole, Stephen McBean’s playlist, and more.
By age 20, Mike Tyson was not only boxing’s heavyweight champion, but the most dominant athlete of the 1980s. Not even the massive egos and grand stamina of Michael Jordan, Carl Lewis, or Rickey Henderson could deliver such a claim. He made his modest fighting height of 5’10” into a net positive, by employing a “peek-a-boo” technique of ducking extremely low in order to block opponents’ punches, and in his prime delivered his blows the way a typhoon delivers hydration: […]
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee, New Norman Lock, Spike Lee’s Music Videos, The Blow Returns, and More
A look at Claudia Roth Pierpont’s new Philip Roth biography; talking cleanses and visions with Alexander Chee; Norman Lock’s next book; the music videos of Spike Lee; and more.