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Widowspeak’s Molly Hamilton discusses how a Brooklyn band goes country

Widowspeak's sophomore album, Almanac, was recorded in the country, far from the band's Brooklyn base, and reflects their interest in getting out of the city, sonically. 

Jan. 22, 2013


Brooklyn-bred band the Babies seek inspiration from way out west

Brooklyn band the Babies, whose lead songwriters are members of Vivian Girls and Woods, make music whose mellowness belies their city breeding.

Nov. 13, 2012


Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy discuss the genesis of new anthology ‘Jewish Jocks’

With Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, editors Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy got to exercise some creative juxtaposing, with vivid results.

Nov. 5, 2012


Author Paul Elie on the persistent urge toward ‘Reinventing Bach’

Author Paul Elie discusses the enduring inspiration of Bach's music, and chronicling those who have sought to reinvent it through the past century. 

Oct. 9, 2012


Beattie, Moore, Eggers, Gaitskill, Eugenides, Lethem and others publish a master class in the short story for ‘Paris Review’

Paris Review editor Sadie Stein discusses Object Lessons, the new short story collection featuring selections chosen and introduced by today's top authors.

Oct. 4, 2012


Victor LaValle discusses returning his fiction to Queens and to the question of manhood

Victor LaValle, whose new novel, The Devil in Silver, returns to Queens for its setting, talks about his process and obsessions. 

Aug. 22, 2012


Nathan Larson’s noir novels imagine a city and a memory in ruins

Nathan Larson's latest Dewey Decimal novel, The Nervous System, imagines New York City in ruins, and shady plots aplenty

Jul. 5, 2012


Brian Evenson writes great horror fiction by boldly defying the conventions of horror writing

Writer Brian Evenson, appearing tonight at McNally Jackson bookstore, has delivered a bounty of horror-fiction treats in recent months

May. 31, 2012


In ‘Sound,’ T.M. Wolf’s experimental debut novel, dialogue that reads like musical notation

In 'Sound,' writer T.M. Wolf's experimental debut novel, out this week, dialogue resembles musical notation

Apr. 27, 2012


On their latest album, Howlin Rain presents classic rock revivalism with a knowing wink

Howlin Rain's latest album, The Russian Wilds, out this week, takes listeners on a tour of classic rock, with a modern twist

Feb. 16, 2012