Writer and former musician Jake Tuck's band sold one record. He would like his record back.
Lauren Owen's debut novel, "The Quick" is a gothic, supernatural tale, set in Victorian England about a woman searching for her brother who has gone missing under very mysterious circumstances.
Cristina Henríquez Gets to Know America
Cristina Henríquez’s third novel "The Book of Unknown Americans" starts in a run-down apartment in Delaware, expands out to the interconnected narratives of the immigrant families that live there.
Patricia Lockwood Shines Light
Patricia Lockwood is a rarity in modern America: a poet with mainstream popularity. She's done so partly by mastering social media... but mainly with her wry and modern writing, much of which takes as its subject the piercing of sexual conventions and patriarchy. This week we overhear her read a selection from her new book.
Emma Straub Takes Us on Vacation
"The Vacationers," Emma Straub's second novel, follows the summer vacation of one extended family, observing them as they share celebrations and secrets.
I Fell in Love with a “Genius”
Actress Annabelle Gurwitch reads an excerpt from her memoir, “I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50,” about needing a little help from a young man at the Apple Genius Bar.
Kaui Hart Hemmings and ‘The Possibilities’ of Breckenridge
Like Kaui Hart Hemmings' first novel, "The Descendants," "The Possibilities" sees a family coping with trouble in paradise. She reads from the moving first chapter.
The Time Tony Bennett Stole $65 from Todd Snider
Nashville musician Todd Snider may be as well known for his storytelling as he is for his songs. In this tale, he recalls one Tony Bennett nicking $65 from him.
An Easter Bunny that Will Haunt Your Dreams
In an attempt to recreate a sweet tradition started by his father, Matt Walsh accidentally terrifies his child, ruins the Easter Bunny, and nearly breaks a window.
Lisa Robinson Takes Lou Reed to See CBGB’s Best Act
Music journalist Lisa Robinson has been backstage with the biggest names in rock music since her first job in 1969. In this story from her new memoir, she remembers a 1970s New York City night out with Lou Reed.