Shoji Van Kuzumi

What Michael Carroll Writes About When He Writes About Writers

June 16, 2014

Michael Carroll is a supreme realist: a down-to-earth, level-headed observer who sees the humor and bullshit in things—especially the literary life, which is the subject that binds the stories in Little Reef, whose locales range from Key West to Manhattan, from rural Maine to suburban Florida.

Into the Void

April 7, 2014

For Erika M. Anderson, writing music is catharsis. “I go into a trance state and write about something, and then I feel lighter and so much freer,” she says.

Discovery: The Academics

January 15, 2014

Rap-battling kid turned singer-songwriter Adam LaGreca, 24, is the lexophilic mind behind the indie folk-rock group The Academics, who are releasing their debut EP Happier this week.

Deer Tick, As They Are

September 24, 2013

There are several very real reasons that the Deer Tick’s newest album is called Negativity.