Scott Creney dissects the ‘#mswl’ phenomenon, by which literary agents taken to broadcasting their desires for new work, essentially turning the lit world into a who-can-namecheck-the-hottest-tv-shows-in-their-pitch game, one where everyone loses.
Emily Wilson’s The Great Medieval Yellows explores systems linking together nature and technology, symbol and tincture. Chris Holdaway reviews.
Count Backwards From Ten: Benoît Pioulard’s Ten Songs That Sound Like They Spontaneously Generated in a ForestSteven T. Hanley
A primer in ambient music as environment, from Benoît Pioulard, upon the release of his latest album, The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter, from Kranky Records.
Partially inspired by David Lee Roth’s authobiography Crazy From the Heat, Adam Tedesco’s personal essay ruminates and reflects on everything from the poetical to the sublime to the scatological: “I was being absorbed into the fire. I remember feeling sorry for those on the ground because they were safe.”