In our afternoon reading: an interview with Jamel Brinkley, thoughts on Olga Tokarczuk’s new book, and much more.
Morning Bites: The Replacements’ Live Album, MacArthur Fellows, Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay, Patti Smith’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: a Replacements live album reviewed, new writing by Helena Fitzgerald, and more.
Afternoon Bites: John Haskell’s Latest, Protomartyr Interviewed, Masha Gessen, Dennis Cooper Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by John Haskell and Dennis Cooper, an excerpt from Masha Gessen’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Gabe Habash’s first novel, interviews with Samantha Hunt and Dave Weigel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mark Doten Interviewed, Luc Sante on Basquiat, Replacements Collection, Parul Sehgal on Nonfiction, and More
In our Friday afternoon reading: an interview with Mark Doten, new Amelia Gray fiction, Parul Sehgal on recent nonfiction, Gay Talese on Selma, the announcement of the Lambda Literary Award finalists, and more.
It was some years back, the last time I saw Alex Chilton. We miraculously bumped into each other one autumn evening in New York, he in a Memphis Minnie T-shirt, with take-out Thai, en route to his hotel. He invited me along to watch the World Series on TV, and I immediately discarded whatever flimsy obligation I may have had. We watched baseball, talked and laughed, especially about his current residence — he was living in, get this, a tent […]
Bites: Fancy Cocktails, Dick is Good for Divorce, German Publishers, Cheshire Cat as Math, Stephen Elliott at WORD, The Replacements, and More
Our favorite Bay Area bookstore takes a look at old cocktail books. Lit. Want a smooth divorce? Read Moby-Dick. At The Millions, Emily St. John Mandel talks about writing on trains. Designworklife takes a look at German book publisher, Zeixs. If Sarah Palin is coming to your local supermarket to sign books, please get rid of the tomatoes. N+1 discussion between conservative writers Ross Douthat and Reihan Salaam. Shakespeare characters write letters to Santa. Q: Why did Lewis Carroll add […]