Big announcement time: Our successful quarterly series Civic Pride, that focuses on writers from a specific city or state, returns to WORD with Nathan Larson (The Dewey Decimal System, Shudder to Think), Sara Marcus (Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution), Parul Sehgal, and Zach Barocas. As an added bonus, there will be free beer to drink via one of the region’s independent breweries. RSVP on Facebook.
- Publishers Weekly profiles publicist by day, poet by night, Melissa Broder.
- Sweet Lovecraft: Chocolate Cthulhu.
- At Sound of the City, Christopher Weingarten talks to Mountains
- Jim Guthrie composed the soundtrack to a video game, and it’s quite good. (The omnipresent Owen Pallet contributed violin.)