Posted by Tobias Carroll The post title does not refer to the last of a dozen Yetis roaming the countryside. Even better: it’s a reference to the latest issue of the long-running Portland-based publication. The new issue features a slightly tweaked format, lengthy articles on Tiki Men and NYHC, and a cover illustration (see above) by Carson Ellis. The accompanying seven inch features Grouper covering Dead Moon, as well. In other words, it’s basically tapped into the collective unconscious of […]
Interview by Tobias Carroll Writer, editor, and critic Mike McGonigal has been involved in a number of distinctive projects over the years, from his work as editor of the long-running publication Yeti (and the small press that grew from it) to the folk and gospel compilations (including 2009’s Fire In My Bones) that he has curated. (Full disclosure: I contributed an interview with Amelia Gray to the latest issue of Yeti.) In 2010, he announced the launch of a record […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll At a Yeti release party not long ago, I picked up a copy of Jana Martin’s collection Russian Lover. Fine blurbs from Lydia Millet and Sam Lipsyte didn’t hurt, and neither did a striking cover design. I got around to reading it last weekend, and was impressed. Martin is comfortable in a variety of milieus, from the fringes of academia to a procession of gentlemen’s clubs. She can be righteously angry at injustice, and painfully funny […]
Bites: The return of Lemony Snicket, Bob Dylan at the controls, zombies, Marvel Comics, Sen. Alec Baldwin, and more.
I really liked the first few Lemony Snicket books, and then there were a few hundred more. Now we get news that we can expect four more. I’m alright with this, as long as there is no more movies with Jim Carrey involved. We really like to talk about zombies; this essay on The Morning News does it far better than just about anything we have ever posted. I smell a challenge, or possibly the stench of the undead. So […]