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Working on My Novel

From Cory Arcangel’s Working on My Novel “I wonder whether there will ever be enough tranquility under modern circumstances to allow our contemporary ...

July 28, 2014 07:06 PM

If You See Something

Photo: Jaroslav Thraumb I was midway through a very different sort of post today when something unexpected happened: I got hit in the face on the subway. It ...

July 28, 2014 05:30 PM

She Jazzes That Dazzling Verse

Courtesy of Yale University Press Congratulations to Ansel Elkins, our poet-in-residence at the Standard, East Village, who’s featured in The New Yorker this ...

July 28, 2014 04:35 PM

You’ve Been Fictionalized!

Or, Is this really what you think of me? The shock of recognition. Twenty-odd years ago, T. C. Boyle asked me about the artists’ colonies I’d been ...

July 28, 2014 12:38 PM

When Shades Meant Shady, and Other News

Sunglasses: take ’em off! Photo: Zarateman, via Wikimedia Commons “It’s not too much of an exaggeration to call autocorrect the overlooked underwriter ...

July 28, 2014 09:30 AM

What We’re Loving: Algiers, Aliens, Adulthood

George Saunders talks to an alien. Detail from an illustration by Thomas Allen, in O, the Oprah Magazine. I went on vacation planning to read Tristram ...

July 25, 2014 05:45 PM | 3 comments