Today marks the release of Pissed Jeans’ fifth album. Over lunch, lead singer Matt Korvette talks about working with Lindsay Hunter, Lydia Lunch, and the process of creating Why Love Now.
Claire Donato explores her own emotional, existential, and political terrain surrounding the boundary-breaking experience of Joanna Newsom’s Divers.
“Beyond economic deaths, educational deaths, overdose deaths, Appalachia carries a kind of pastoral death: the cratered hillside replaced with slurry ponds and refineries; a discarded refrigerator in a flooded creek.” Nic Lawrence summons her West Virginian childhood while finding duende in Harmony Korine’s 2009 film, Trash Humpers.
The Immediate Coldness and Failures of Language: A Conversation Between Thomas Moore and Grant MaierhoferGrant Maierhofer
Grant Maierhofer and Thomas Moore in conversation about each of their latest books, PX138 3100-2686 User’s Manual and In Their Arms, as well as community, structure, language, loops, and more.
April Ayers Lawson in conversation with Juliet Escoria about religion, taboo, women writing men’s voices, web trolls, and Lawson’s debut collection, Virgin & Other Stories, out now from FSG.
Ottessa Moshfegh in coversation with Luke Goebel about witchery, drugs, personality, and her new story collection, Homesick for Another World, out today from Penguin Press.
Is J.R. Smith insane? Or is he just a one-of-a-kind mind within the script-friendly culture of pro sports? Gregg Murray delves into the mythology surrounding the one of the NBA’s most flamboyant personalities.
“Duende is more than a fleeting moment of sadness. It’s an aesthetic. A projected acceptable sadness. A stepsister of nostalgia.” Paul Asta takes a kaleidoscopic view of Duende, via Elliott Smith, mental illness, and fast food.