Corey Flood is the Philly band you need to know

Corey Flood is the Philly band you need to know

Corey Flood is comprised of three Philly musicians from different backgrounds, with different musical tastes, who are all working different day jobs. Their debut album, Hanging On, is nine songs and only 20 minutes long. However, that album weaves together complex narratives and haunting melodies. The trio is Ivy Gray-Klein (formerly of Littler, drummer Juliette Rando, and guitarist Em Boltz, who joined the other two a month after the band formed. They quickly signed to Fire Talk, which put out their debut in September 2020 after months of delays (that were nobody’s fault).

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Inside the strange mind of Stuart Ross, author of ‘Jenny in Corona’

Inside the strange mind of Stuart Ross, author of ‘Jenny in Corona’

Who is Stuart Ross? After reading his debut novel, Jenny in Corona, that’s what I wanted to know. Even Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rebecca Makkai said Ross “has one of the strangest minds [she’s] ever encountered.”

His novel is as funny as it is devastating. It follows Tyrone, a man with a multitude of problems including a girlfriend who is cheating on him and a father addicted to pills. It shouldn’t be a heartwarming novel, but something in Ross’s writing makes it so. He turns the awful into something bearable.

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