I came to Ari M. Brostoff’s essay collection Missing Time in a circuitous manner — but given the subtly all-encompassing manner in which Brostoff writes about various subjects, that seems fitting. I’m a regular listener of the podcast Know Your Enemy, and Brostoff was the guest a few months ago for an episode that included discussion of some conservative thinkers who’d come of age on the Left — and in which Brostoff showcased their knowledge of Vivian Gornick’s work. I was impressed with Brostoff’s breadth of knowledge and ordered Missing Time later that night.
In our morning reading: fiction by Carmen Maria Machado and Charlie Jane Anders, an interview with Samantha Hunt, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Vivian Gornick, nonfiction by Kyle Chayka and Eimear McBride, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Vivian Gornick and Kate Wisel, reviews of a pair of reissued Robert Ashley albums, and more.
In our weekend reading: looking back at the life and work of Binyavanga Wainaina, Casey Cep on her new book, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Catherine Lacey and Björk, thoughts on the new film “Mudbound,” and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Vivian Gornick, a look at the state of (and need for) protest music this year, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kaitlyn Greenidge, thoughts on books by Victor LaValle and Vivian Gornick, and more.