Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

After a brief hiatus, the weekly round-up returns! This is the twelfth in a series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: a literary and cultural history of worrying; writer reflections on the work of J. G. Ballard five years after his death; and the movie that inspired the creator of Mad Men to make an independent film. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

Happy Halloween! This is the tenth in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Zadie Smith on Beyoncé; Wittgenstein’s love of detective fiction; and a selection of ghoulish links to things that go bump in the night. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the ninth in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: John Coltrane’s handwritten outline for A Love Supreme; Peter Mendelsund’s beautiful designs of W. G. Sebald’s books; and a celebration of the ‘US queen of gothic horror’, Shirley Jackson. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the eighth in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Bob Dylan becoming the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for Literature; Rebecca Solnit’s map of New York that celebrates women; and the treasure trove of archival materials celebrating T. S. Eliot’s life and work. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the seventh in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Stanley Kubrick’s annotated copy of Stephen King’s The Shining; a review of the new Angela Carter biography by Edmund Gordon; and why the Hallmark Card company owns thousands of priceless artworks. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

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This is the sixth in a weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: H. R. Giger’s artwork for Frank Herbert’s Dune; an two-part interview about the letters of Samuel Beckett; and the total figure that Truman Capote’s ashes raised at auction. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the fifth in a new weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: Thelonious Monk’s tips for playing a gig; a free course on creative writing from William Burroughs; and a review of the first authorised biography of Angela Carter. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

This is the fourth in a new weekly series that brings together the articles, reviews, interviews and miscellany that has caught my eye over the past seven days. Including: a review of the fourth and final volume of Samuel Beckett’s Letters; how to spot a communist using literary criticism; five films that influenced David Lynch’s Blue Velvet; and successful authors offer their best writing tips. Take a look, and feel free to share! (more…)