Barbaric asthma cures, hipster codes, and gradations of privilege in the latest work from publicity-caricature-nee-author Gary Shteyngart. Nate Waggoner reviews.
Janey Smith interrogates the definition, effect, marketability, and reception of contemporary art in the age of YouTube.
Jamie Iredell talks with Gina Myers about why he is ashamed of who he is, but not afraid of it.
Scott McClanahan’s latest novel, Hill William, newly released from Tyrant Books, reheats the miracle beneath the darkness of the everyday. Eric Nelson reviews.
Stark, slippery language and shape-shifting poems make The Eternal City a book worth defacing, underlining, annotating. Lucy Tiven reviews the best book of poetry she almost never bought.
Laura Relyea has transformed Ke$ha, the very embodiment of glitter’s most popular properties (sharp, dangerous, sparkles) into an everywoman, the kind of best friend a girl dreams about, a glorious and monstrous synthesis of all the women you wish you could be, in her forthcoming chapbook All Glitter, Everything. Gina Myers sits down with Relyea to discuss her many varied projects and inspirations.
Set off against the millenial panicscape of a world where internet lists are a thing, Allie Brosh’s long-awaited book, like her webcomic, reads like the journal you’ve been too anxiety-ridden to keep. Sarah Griff dissects Brosh’s preternatural ability to remind us that we are going to be okay.