Year One I was still standing on a northern corner. Moonlit winter clouds the color of the desperation of wolves. Proof of Your existence? There is nothing but.
The Next Big Thing is a pretty cool self-interview situation in which one author tags five other authors, and then those authors tag five other authors. And if you do it, all of your dreams will come true. At least, that’s what I’m assuming. But it’s a good thing, and I was tagged by the … Read more
Literature and art and music have a long and storied (sordid?) history of key characters offing themselves ingloriously, with the strange effect that sometimes this offing increases their legend, and thus, the profundity and damage of their work, to previously unthinkable levels. Consider the cases of Hemingway, Van Gogh, and Cobain for a top-level sampler … Read more
Every year at the Long Center is one of the most worthwhile pieces of what some would call “high culture” Christmas tradition. The long-running and always fantastic Nutcracker, the Tchaikovsky-scored piece featuring such awesome characters as Clara and The Mouse King, is something everyone should see at least once. This past weekend, the non-dancing role … Read more
Some of the greatest, most insightful, most dangerous, and most damn interesting writing happening in today’s world gets lost in the din of the complicated messes we call lives. But some of this just can’t stay under the radar forever, and large among those cases is that of Dorothea Lasky, a spicy and daring writer … Read more
A Feature Interview with Michael Pollan, Best-Selling Author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Other Great Books
There’s no shortage of great nonfiction books, but not too often does an author have a significant and identifiable effect on the way people think about something they do every single day. But Michael Pollan‘s decade-long investigation of all angles of the food “situation,” from the industrial, organic, and sustainable food chain in the profound … Read more