Here’s what we’ll be reading in our copious free time this week(twenty minutes here and there between the thankless hours of 03:00 and 06:00, hours more commonly known as “wee”):
Short Story Idea (The Macaque): New Evan Lavender-Smith story in Bomb! From Old Notebooks is one to covet.
Sly Stone: The Original Rhythm King: It doesn’t hurt that Sly Stone is made of sex. Oliver Wang takes dive into the band’s machines.
A Microinterview with Nell Zink by Matthew Jakubowski for The Paris Review. The Wallcreeper and Zink’s upcoming passel of books makes me think she’s due for a Roxane Gay year.
The Worst (And Most Important) Smuggling Job in the History of Literature: On getting Ulysses into NYC. Lucas Adams writes for Mental Floss.
And for the ears, here’s Dorothea Lasky on the Other People podcast.