In our morning reading: revisiting a Terry Riley album, new writing from Viet Thanh Nguyen, the case against spoiler warnings, and more.
The first time I ever saw Dan Friel play music was in Parts & Labor, the gloriously urgent noise-rock group of which he was a founding member. (“Fractured Skies,” from their 2007 album Mapmaker, sits very high on my list of great side one/track ones.) Since Parts & Labor’s final show in early 2012, Friel has released two solo LPs on Thrill Jockey, moved from north Brooklyn to Park Slope, and become a father. One can find the thematic influence […]
Morning Bites: Ottessa Moshfegh, Stephen King’s Corgi, Mairead Case Nonfiction, Terry Riley Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: Sarah Gerard interviewed Ottessa Moshfegh, Geeta Dayal interviewed Terry Riley, new writing from Mairead Case and Eleanor Kriseman, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Naomi Jackson on her novel’s cover, Michael Galinsky on 90s indie filmmaking, new music from Rat Columns, and much more.
Morning Bites: Claudia Rankine, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Terry Riley at 80, Superscript Conference, and More
In our morning reading: essential new nonfiction from Claudia Rankine and Alexander Chee, a report from the Superscript Conference, an interview with Pilot Viruet, and more.
Afternoon Bites: PJ Harvey’s Poetry, Kevin Young Interviewed, Dolan Morgan’s Playlist, Terry Riley Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: news of a book of poetry from PJ Harvey, interviews with Kevin Young and Terry Riley, a playlist from Dolan Morgan, revisiting Stoner, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ursula K. Le Guin Excerpt, An Updike Guide, Literary Insomnia, Sonali Deraniyagala, and More
An excerpt from a classic by Ursula K. Le Guin, a guide to John Updike, thoughts on literary insomnia, new music from Terry Riley debuts, and more.
Indexing: New Directions catalogs, Joseph Heller, two-thirds of Murakami, Green Apple Books, and more
A roundup of things consumed by our editors.