By Arnold Pan
Obscurities hearkens back to a time when Stephin Merritt was being hailed as the next great American songwriter, compared not so much to his contemporaries, but to all-time greats like Berlin, Gershwin, and Sondheim.
War and the Novel of Integrity in 'The Story of a Brief Marriage'
Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar
'Dear Ijeawele', Dear Tired Church Ladies
Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound
Junot Díaz's Favorite Short Stories: the Future of American Literature Shines Bright
How Fragile Relationships and Plans Can Be in Cara Hoffman's Running
'OKNOTOK' and the Nostalgic Radiohead
"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.