Archive for September, 2013

  I finally got to watch the Tribe Called Quest documentary, Beats, Rhymes & Life, directed by Michael Rapaport, and it was one of my favorite music documentaries ever. I’m putting it up there with Scorsese’s No Direction Home and Living in the Material World. It’s stayed with me for days and makes me want […]



This interview with poet Victoria Chang resonated with me. She works in an office, has two kids, but is still a very accomplished poet. And she seems to be fine with living in disparate worlds—poets vs. corporate moneymakers. Most people would tend to stick to one side or the other and feel very uncomfortable in […]

I read Barry Gifford’s story, “Haircut,” today in VICE. You should, too. Having read some of his books, I think the boy in it is an older version of Roy, who appeared in Gifford’s novella Wyoming, which is fantastic. Most people probably know Gifford (if they know him) as writer of the novel Wild at Heart that […]

Megan Abbott conducts a very cool interview about genre vs. literary fiction and unlikable female characters with these two talented lady novelists. Read it here.