This week our guest Nadja Spiegleman takes us deep into her family history. Be warned; her revelations are sure to spark some of your own. Nadja’s memoir, “I’m Supposed To Protect You From All This” is a riveting examination of the interconnected nature and […]
Karan Mahajan‘s novel “The Association of Small Bombs” is, put simply, excellent. It’s devastating, sharp and tender. In it, Karan explores the disintegration of the lives of both Hindus and Muslims affected by a bomb blast at Lajpat Market in Delhi in 1996. Karan and I […]
In the world of fashion Garance Doré needs no introduction – she is, perhaps, the most beloved style icon of today – stylish because she is both elegant and kind. Since starting her namesake blog ten years ago she has amassed a huge cult following, in part because of her keen eye, but also because she writes so honestly about what’s going on in her life. Now, she brings all her glorious energy to her new book Love Style Life.
Speaking of glorious energy, we have Paris-based, composer and bassist, Marc Marder, to thank for our new, elegant and ever so sexy, intro music. You’ll get a hint of his immense talent in this brief opening snippet, but you can find more about his celebrated film scores, theater music and concert pieces here.
This week we recorded live from Soho House in New York. It was such a pleasure to find Garance as open and funny as she is online. We talked about how she manages anxiety, what being broke in Paris in the early years taught her, about growing up in Corsica, and so much more.
This week we go on a sumptuous and extravagant journey back in time to Second Empire Paris with Alexander Chee. We were lucky enough to record this conversation live at Soho House in New York. It was the perfect setting to celebrate Alex’s epic novel The Queen of […]
This week I was lucky enough to speak with fellow Aussie writer Steve Toltz, author of the highly acclaimed and universally loved, A Fraction of the Whole, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the 2008 Guardian First Book Award. His new novel Quicksand is as wonderfully […]
This week I’m joined by artist, writer and activist Molly Crabapple to talk about her memoir Drawing Blood. It’s as visceral as the title suggests—there is so little separating her wild heart from the page, that her words (and illustrations), bursting with passion, will ignite the adventurer and activist in you.
Here we talk about the state of the world at large, her work with Syrian refugees, her reporting at Guantanamo, the time she questioned Trump about the labor camps of Abu Dhabi, and most recently the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Mali. We also touch upon her sex worker activism, her relationship with her body and feminism. Drawing Blood is out December 1st so preorder it now.
Molly is such an impressive human. I hope you’ll be as inspired by her as I am. Let us know what you think on Twitter @litupshow.
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, will be published by HarperCollins in December 2015. Called “An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery” by the New Republic, she has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE, and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Photographer Gail Albert-Halaban likes to look into people’s windows. But not in a creepy way. In fact, when she started her Out My Window project she had no idea how much it would change her life and enrich the lives of those involved. In […]