Flyin’ to Philly

First things first: A heartfelt welcome to those of you who have come to us from Terry Teachout and Our Girl in Chicago! We hope you like what you find.

Beyond a quote or two from my commonplace book, QB is incognito until next Tuesday. We’re headed to Philadelphia for a conference, at which we’ll appear on our first panel addressing other colleagues. We’re understandably nervous, but excited to get a chance to visit a new city on the company dime.

As this also represents our weeklong departure from duty, we direct you to our right, where we have presumptuously listed our favorite postings from the first three months of Quiet Bubble. In honor of receiving 1,800 hits from all you kind readers, we’ve even more presumptuously named this section “Greatest Hits.” Actually, we’re tired and couldn’t think up a more clever headline. Anyway, if you’re new to this place, “Greatest Hits” is a good place to begin rooting around.

Since we’re off to a conference to participate in conversation, QB would be remiss if we didn’t also direct to a few fascinating conversations out there in the rest of the world:

Sleater-Kinney talks about their fantastic new album, The Woods. Guitarist Carrie Brownstein goes into more detail in The Onion.

Randa Jarrar talks with a New York cabbie.

The great Montreal cartoonist Michel Rabagliati talks briefly about his new book, Paul Moves Out.

And the ever-amazing Outer Life has a terrific conversation with himself.

See you next week. And thank you for reading.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in RogerEbert.com, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (https://tinyletter.com/Walter_Biggins).
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