There is a new Swans album out now. Brandon Stosuy talked to Michael Gira for Pitchfork; Mike Powell’s review has the line “It has made my experience of cleaning the house, for example, feel very, very consequential,” which is amazing.

The Times Literary Supplement has a previously-unpublished Vladimir Nabokov essay.

J. Hoberman on Chris Marker.

Ann Powers has a research Tumblr up for her forthcoming book, which will explore “how American music shaped American sex shaped American music.”

There’s a review of Per Patterson’s latest at Shelf Awareness.

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