The Editors


Our picks for scintillating websites and online posts for this issue:

"Muto": A wall-painted animation by Blu.

My Modern Met - Eclectic site with postings on all forms of contemporary art and craft.

Hong Kong in the '50s - Eye-opening collection of images culled from the lens of a teenager.

The Radical Pessimism of Dashiell Hammett - In-depth essay on the man who took “murder out of the Venetian vase and dropped it in the alley.”

A Brighter Summer Day - The late Taiwanese New Wave director Edward Yang directed more well-known films, but none better than this one, finally available in the West through Criterion. A heartbreaking meditation on living and dying in 1960s Taiwan.

The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour - “Both a silly and earnest look into the mind of award-winning novelist Martin Lastrapes as he talks about writing, publishing, and most anything else he finds interesting—from professional wrestling to comic books.”

Prince: "Purple Rain" - The first live performance of the song, which ended up being the track on the influential album.

Literary Disco - Where pop culture and books collide.

Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter's Tiny Sense of Accomplishment - “Car Talk about writers.”