In our morning reading: Tom Peyer on Edgar Allan Poe comics, revisiting the music of Talking Heads, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Peter Cameron Excerpted, La Monte Young, Chris Frantz Interviewed, Jean Kyoung Frazier, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Peter Cameron’s novel, an interview with Jean Kyoung Frazier, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chris Frantz’s Memoir, Kelli Jo Ford, David Mitchell’s Latest, Chia-Chia Lin, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Chris Frantz, reviews of books by Kelli Jo Ford and David Mitchell, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting Kathy Acker, Brooklyn Book Festival, Angélique Kidjo, A.M. Homes Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: Alexandra Kleeman on Kathy Acker’s fiction, an interview with A.M. Homes, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Dag Solstad, Maryse Meijer Fiction, Angelique Kidjo’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring the writings of Dag Solstad, new fiction by Maryse Meijer, and more.
Morning Bites: Harry Mathews, Kevin Young Interviewed, Jen Doll Nonfiction, Talking Heads, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Harry Mathews’s last novel, an interview with Kevin Young, rumination on classic comedies and depression, and more.
Wide Awake on Memories: A Look at Jonathan Lethem’s 33 1/3
Talking Heads’ Fear of Music by Jonathan Lethem Continuum; 160 p. I am so glad I wasn’t born when Jonathan Lethem was born. Now that he is middle-aged and recounting his love of Fear of Music, the third full-length album by the Talking Heads, he has many albatrosses to contend with (nervously, mockingly). His friend, for instance, insists Jerry Harrison’s involvement before the recording of 77 signaled the end of “pure” Talking Heads. He sounds like a barrel of laughs. […]
David Byrne: Can’t stop, won’t stop
By Jason Diamond I feel safe saying that in the last ten years, David Byrne has had possibly the biggest spurt of artistic inspiration in his four decade long career. A short list of accomplishments that deserve mention include releasing three really good albums – one that reunited him with past collaborator/genius, Brian Eno; putting together the “No Boundaries” series at Carnegie Hall; turning a building into a musical instrument; and inspiring some of the most talked about bands of […]