Draft Results!!

Thanks to everybody who joined our first ever live event last night. Here are the results for our next series (after we finish Neuromancer, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and The Forever War). We’ll publish the audio from last night’s event in our podcast feed in the coming weeks. See below for our plan… Continue reading Draft Results!!

Upper Middlebrow Live DRAFT!

On Wednesday, August 2nd, at 7:30pm EDT, we will select our next FOUR series using a ranked choice voting system we like to call “DRAFT DAY”. If you want to join, watch this space for a youtube live link, around 7:15pm EDT. Here is a rando Creative Commons image we found searching “Draft Day”. It’s…… Continue reading Upper Middlebrow Live DRAFT!

Episode 22: “In Search of the Perfect Read, Part II” or “Summer Reading for Grown Ups.”

We’re joined by two journalists and avid readers, Susie An and Arionne Nettles, both former colleagues of Jesse’s from WBEZ in Chicago. Susie and Ari both like the IDEA of a beach read, and both say they use summer as a time to catch up on books they WANT to read, as opposed to books they’re SUPPOSED to read. Susie recommends The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson, and Ari recommends You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi.

Episode 13: “Time the Ravager” or Jennifer Egan’s 2010 A Visit From the Goon Squad, Part I

After a camel cricket update (!), Jesse and Chris try to untangle the conga line of affection and destruction that forms the structure of Egan’s remarkable 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Bagg plays the babyface/fanboy while Dukes combines admiration for Egan’s craft with a deep sense of discomfort with the characters’ circumstances. We wrap it up with some trivia about titans of tech and shoplifting spin.