Bookish

Bothering

Asa Akira Visits New York Bookstores for the Release of Her New Book, Dirty Thirty

A porn star’s introduction to the mainstream.

Just Heard

Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy to pen children’s book

Talking with the father of two about his leap into children’s publishing.

Bro Love

The Best Music Writing of 2015

Celebrating the others.

Foodie

Freda Love Smith generates warmth through music and food in new memoir

And shares her vegetarian biscuits and gravy recipe.

Retrospective

Vintage LA in 35mm with John Brian King

“Los Angeles in 1980 was the year Dorothy Stratten was murdered and Kim Kardashian was born – and I know which celebrity I prefer.”

Selector

Dan Friel’s Sci-Fi Book Club

Dan’s in a book club. Here’s a rundown of what he’s read.

Bothering

Congenitally Honest Criticism: Greil Marcus Talks “Real Life Rock”

“A phone is like a book to me—even sometimes more involving, with more gravity and more magnetism.”

Bothering

Priya Ray’s Completely Tilted Back

The Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa member talks about her new photography book and making art to empower disabled people.

Codex

The art and influence of punk flyers, as told through Louisville

A look inside Drag City’s new book, White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978–1994.

Bro Love

AK Press and 1984 Printing collecting donations after devastating fire

Help out independent printers and publishers.

Codex

Jessica Hopper announces book tour

Appearances in support of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic.

Selector

Music book club with NYC’s Darlings

Running down the NYC band’s  favorite musician-penned books.

Codex

Celebrate Audre Lorde’s Birthday With This Essay Roundup

Still powerful, still relevant.

Bothering

Ramsey Beyer shares lived experiences

Talking to the Philly artist about DIY comix, and finding inspiration in punk.

Codex

That New New In Lit: February 2015

It’s curl-up-with-a-good-book weather.