Jennifer Belle is the best-selling author of four novels, Going Down (which was named best debut novel by Entertainment Weekly and optioned for the screen twenty-seven times), High Maintenance, Little Stalker, and The Seven Year Bitch. She’s also the author of Animal Stackers, a picture book for children (illustrated by David McPhail). Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Independent (London), Harper’s Bazaar, Ms., BlackBook, the New York Observer, Post Road, and many anthologies. Her most recent work is Swanna in Love.
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Andrew Sue Wing is a Boston based singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in R&B. Equipped with a knockout baritone voice and a unique style of rhythm and lead guitar, he’s able to belt out soaring choruses and deliver soulful ballads. His repertoire includes both originals and classic covers. With influences such as Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, and Gary Clark Jr., his originals combine blues, rock, funk, and soul. Andrew is still very young. Catch him while you still can!
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Jonathan Lethem is the author of thirteen novels and six collections of stories and essays. His fifth novel, Motherless Brooklyn, won the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. His thirteenth, Brooklyn Crime Novel, was published in 2023. He has been awarded The Berlin Prize, The World Fantasy Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Two new essay collections, Collapsing Frontier and Cellophane Bricks, will be published in the Spring 2024.
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Based in Northampton, MA, Winterpills has released seven albums on Signature Sounds. Combining Flora Reed and Philip Price’s harmonies and “heartrending” songwriting (so says No Depression), with Dennis Crommett’s tender shoegaze guitar, Dave Hower’s unclassifiable drumming, and Max Germer’s moonlit bass feel, Winterpills write cinematically weird pop, effortlessly channeling bits of Elliot Smith, Big Star, Joni Mitchell, and Radiohead. "Winterpills gradually builds elegant arrangements... (and) while the gathered instruments offer some solace, the songs stay haunted,“ wrote Jon Pareles in The New York Times.
photo by Philip Price