Zadie Smith discusses J.G. Ballard, an excerpt from Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir, an interview with William T. Vollmann, book recommendations from Emily Gould, and more.
Morning Bites: Albert Camus at 100, Talking Vollmann, Bechdel Ratings, Stanley Crouch Interviewed, and More
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Albert Camus’s birth, Bechdel Test-based film ratings, a look at the works of William T. Vollmann, writing advice from Roxane Gay, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Allen Ginsberg’s Apartment, Grant Hart’s Latest, New TV On the Radio, William T. Vollmann Reissued, and More
A Lindsay Hunter excerpt, Al Jourgensen talks about his memoir, Grant Hart channels Burroughs channeling Milton, Allen Ginsberg’s old apartment, and more.
Novelists On Culture, Then and Now: Revisiting the 90s Culture Writing of David Foster Wallace, Dennis Cooper, and William T. Vollmann
The first time I read David Foster Wallace, I didn’t realize that I was reading David Foster Wallace. It took me until I read A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again — which I came to relatively late in my Wallace-reading — to realize just when it was that I’d first encountered an example of Wallace’s writing. It wasn’t in that collection, nor was it in his Atlantic piece on talk radio, my first encounter with his writing in […]