“You’d think a polemic dispatch from the thick of a Koch Brothers-fuelled culture war might push one to new depths of emotional dispossession, but lo! Marshall instead loses some of her famous ethereal malaise and conjures vampy disdain instead.” Jessica Hopper on Cat Power’s latest, Sun.

Emily St. John Mandel came up with a list of books where reality turns disorienting for The Millions.

A.N. Devers on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the legacy of his father.

Akashic’s Johnny Temple is interviewed at The Brooklyn Rail. And in related news, Dzanc’s Steven Gillis is interviewed at Fiction Writers Review.

Bookrageous takes you inside the process of how books are made.

Joe Hill would like to recommend some Doctor Who episodes for you.

Nitsuh Abebe looks at the latest albums from Matthew Dear and Dan Deacon.

Dan Visel on Harry Mathews’s The Conversions.

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