A Note From the Editors:
As you can tell by the lack of content on the site the last month or so, we're
taking a little break. This is not (only) because the summer has finally come
to New York and we are out playing Frisbee in the parks. It's because InDigest
is currently under the knife, getting a major face lift. We have brought on
board a very talented designer and programmer and they are doing amazing things
with the look and feel of the magazine, which we hope to unveil sometime in
Until then, take this time to catch up on some of the content you didn't get a
chance to read and/or look at the first time around. How about these amazing
poems by Ada Limón, "61 Trees" and "Rest Stop"? These poems will be included in a book that has just been released through cinematheque press. Additionally, Ada was recently in The New Yorker; her poem "Crush" found its way into the summer fiction issue.
Maybe fiction is more your thing. How about a story from the early days of
InDigest by Sam Osterhout? Sam is currently the writer/host of Radio Happy Hour, a live old-timey radio show that welcomes special guests, such as Norah Jones, Michael Showalter, and Andrew W.K., to perform as themselves in the script. The show is getting all kinds of attention. You can subscribe to the free podcast here.
If you've read everything there is to read on InDigest, then check out our blog, which is still being updated while the magazine is under construction. There
are new features like "What's New This Week," which gives a concise list of the
week's best releases in books, music, theater...really in everything, and "What
We've Been Reading," which highlights some of the books the InDigest crew has
And of course there is always InDigest 1207 Reading Series, which keeps gaining momentum as the months go by. In August alone we'll
welcome John Wray, Marlon James, and Ronaldo V. Wilson. And on the schedule for
the fall already are the writers Neil Smith, J.C. Hallman, and James Hannaham, and the musician Franz Nicolay (of The Hold Steady). (Read a review of John
Wray's Lowboy by James Wood in The New Yorker, here, and reviews of Marlon James' latest, The Book of the Night Women and J.C.
Hallman's book of stories, Hospital for Bad Poets, here and here, respectively.)
As always, thanks for reading. Please be patient as we make InDigest better. We
promise it will be worth the wait.
David and Dustin