Brett Ortler with a moving essay on what happens when technologically connected millennials die, video games, the smattering of friendships that stick with you (for whatever reason) for life, losing a close friend to chronic illness, the music of Matthew Good, and much more.
Iphgenia Baal speaks with Fiona Helmsley about death, memory, writing from personal life, and much more regarding her new book, Death & Facebook.
Jeff Jackson checks in with his latest edition of Ideal Home Noise, taking a look at Welsh comics artist Chris Reynolds, Criterion’s release of Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates, new retrospectives of photographer Malick Sidibe and Robert Rauschenberg, and Tony Duvert’s Atlantic Island.
Savannah Hampton on erotics, architecture, and belief as found in her reading of the debut novel by the Norwegian avant garde wunderkind songwriter Jenny Hval.
Levi Bentley explores the ornate collapse of Ted Rees’ In Brazen Fontanelle Aflame, just released from Timeless, Infinite Light.
M. Milks spoke with Kristen Stone about their new novel, That Which Girls Conjure Will Help Them Survive, which explores inherited trauma, nervous desires, and the ongoing work of repair.
Jeff Jackson dives into Alan Michael Parker’s love of Gertrude Stein and the first person singular through the lens of his latest book from Dzanc.