Yahdon Israel on James McBride’s new book about James Brown.

Powerful new essays from Alexander Chee and Robin Wasserman.

Making a Modern Lovers-themed breakfast with Emma Straub.

Pilot Viruet on the latest from the amazing hardcore band G.L.O.S.S.

Lauren LeBlanc interviewed Dorothe Nors for BOMB.

The first installment of Luc Sante’s new column at The Paris Review is up.

Scott Esposito on getting back into Knausgård.

At, five surreal literary takes on post-Soviet life.

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