You just have to sink into the music and let it wash over you. ...more
Tags: autumn, Bark Psychosis, Cantonese, CHVRCHES, concerts, Constant & Change, Franz Ferdinand, gilead, glasgow, God Is an Astronaut, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, grandmother, hong kong, Hungry Ghosts, If the Trees Could Talk, In the Forest and the Field, Karen Cheung, Kim Tak Building, Life Was All Silence, live music, Marilynne Robinson, Múm, Mogwai, MONO, Music, My Bloody Valentine, poetry, post-rock, Primal Scream, protesting, Protests, scottish, shoegaze, Sigur Rós, Simon Reynolds, Slint, Slowdive, Spiderland, Vonlenska, Wang Wen, We Lost the Sea
Rachel Vorona Cote shares a reading list to celebrate TOO MUCH.
Tags: Analicia Sotelo, Anna Sewell, audre lorde, Black Beauty, Bluets, Briallen Hopper, elena ferrante, Esmé Weijun Wang, george eliot, gilead, Hard to Love, Maggie Nelson, Marilynne Robinson, Mrs. Dalloway, rachel vorona cote, The Collected Schizophrenias, The Days of Abandonment, the mill on the floss, Too Much, virgin, virginia woolf, What to Read When, Zami, Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name
There are so many happy endings that dystopia and utopia become almost indistinguishable by the novel’s end. ...more
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A list of Melissa Stephenson’s down-and-out favorites for when you have a case of the grays.
Tags: Abandon Me, All About Love, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, bell hooks, Between the World and Me, Cheryl Strayed, Dept. of Speculation, Driven, Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back, Erin Belieu, gilead, home, Housekeeping, Jenny Offill, Jim Harrison, Letters to Yesenin, lila, Lydia Millet, Marilynne Robinson, Melissa Febos, Melissa Stephenson, Nick Flynn, slant six, Sweet Lamb of Heaven, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tiny Beautiful Things, What to Read When
Katie Ford discusses her new collection, IF YOU HAVE TO GO.
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When Christians abandon Christian standards of behavior in the defense of Christianity, when Americans abandon American standards of conduct in the name of America, they inflict harm that would not be in the power of any enemy. Marilynne Robinson, author of Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, and Lila, writes about how Christianity and exceptionalism have the potential […]
Kenny Porpora discusses his memoir
The Autumn Balloon, addiction and alcoholism, writing truthfully about his mother, falling asleep at Burger King with his laptop while drafting, and how he finally found his personal writing style. ...more
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For The Millions, Alex Engebretson argues that despite the twenty-four year gap between the publication of Marilynne Robinson’s first and second novel, the author’s recurring themes and imagery present a “singular vision”: Instead of an author who recreated herself late in her career, Robinson is one who has returned and renewed imaginative possibilities already latent within […]