In an interview conducted by Ryan Warner, David Berman of the Silver Jews talks nostalgia, his band's name, and why he hates releasing singles.
Is the future hiding somewhere in a 500-year-old notebook?
Updike: Is a nation of Snackwells addicts and belly-chain wearers worth saving?
What the City Pages staff is reading--or pretending to read Corey Anderson Chris Ware (ed.), McSweeney's Quarterly Concern No. 13: Chicago graphic novel writer Chris Ware guest edits this comic-themed 2004 compilation. Ware showcases the work of numerous writers/illustrators such as Lynda Bar ... More >>
The art-comics scene of the moment looks a lot like...the 1930s
Special absurdity of the media present, ineffability of the aesthetic past edition
To be middle-aged and miserable in the suburbs: Chang-Rae Lee's 'Aloft'
They love their highballs and hate their wives: The miserable men of Richard Yates
Kathryn Davis's The Walking Tour traces an errant vacation to the very roots of narrative
New fiction by Annie Proulx and Pat Barker delves into the dirt of memory and the legends of the land
Returning from exile and personal calamity, author Gayl Jones has created her own outlaw-in-training: a Baptist, Bud Light-drinking, stun-gun-toting, 6-foot-plus, African-American freelance trucker
John Updike's 17th novel takes on a century of American dreams.