In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Harry Mathews and Carl Frode Tiller, a dispatch from the Big Ears Festival, and more.
Morning Bites: Lynne Tillman’s Playlist, The Necks Interviewed, Deana Lawson’s Art, Yo La Tengo, and More
In our morning reading: a playlist from Lynne Tillman, delving into the music of The Necks, and much more.
In our morning reading: exploring musical history with Yo La Tengo, thoughts on Leni Zumas’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Leslie Jamison and Vi Khi Nao, previewing Yo La Tengo’s new album, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Bud Smith, revisiting a classic from Yo La Tengo, talking with Hanif Abdurraqib, and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Zadie Smith Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michaelangelo Matos Interviewed, John Freeman on Tomas Tranströmer, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction from Zadie Smith; interviews with Terese Svodoba, Chuck Palahniuk, and Tomas Tranströmer; news of a new Yo La Tengo album; and more.
An essay a week meant to explain why a song is beautiful. Please press play on the song, wait for the ad to finish if there is one, and read the essay during the entire length of the song.
Morning Bites: Parody Songs, Karen Green Reviewed, James Turrell Profiled, Yo La Tengo at Maxwell’s, and More
Iain Banks’s final interview; notes on the show “The Fall,” Michael Winslow’s Animal Collective collaboration, Jody Rosen on The Lonely Island, and more.