Thoughts on the latest from Lee Ranaldo (and the legacy of Sonic Youth); a review of Vijay Iyer’s Teju Cole-inspired composition; Pitchfork begins a look back at a golden era of hip-hop; Wayne Koestenbaum’s new essay collection is reviewed; and more.
Mama, There’s Wolves in the House: Quality Time With Literary Werewolves
At their core, werewolves are about a loss of control. They’re the person who finds themselves in a fight for no good reason; who screams and apologizes long after that would mean anything. At their core, the werewolf is the abusive spouse; the guy who takes a swing at you in the bar; the hooligan whose night won’t be complete until something gets broken. This is where the repressed is (literally) made tangible, often horrifically so. Alternately? If you’re thinking […]
Morning Bites: Excellent Band T-Shirts, N.K. Jemisin on Speculative Fiction, Literary Mountains, New Oblivians, and More
In our Monday morning reading: Toby Barlow on George Plimpton, thoughts on small books, a review of the new Oblivians album, some excellent band t-shirts, tributes to the work of Iain M. Banks, and more.