Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A.
by Jenny Price
Los Angeles is the ideal place to tackle the problem of how to write about nature.
The Happiness Doctors
by Strawberry Saroyan
Can a fusion of science, self-help, and a few grumpy psychologists make us happier?
by Lisa Levy
Sorting through the superabundance of contradictory adjectives in Susan Sontag’s obituaries.
It Never Entered My Mind
by Michael Almereyda
Travelling with William Eggleston, a deeply intelligent Southern photographer, in the real world.
interviewed by Eric Spitznagel
Picking crumbs of granola from his belly, the guy from Sideways and Cinderella Man says interesting things about science fiction.
in conversation with Adam Curtis
The two filmmakers discuss paranoia, notional moles, and how to make stock footage expressionistic.
The Power of Nightmares (an excerpt)
by Adam Curtis
interviewed by Brian J. Barr
The Modest Mouse frontman steals ideas from restaurants, simmers fish in coconut sauce, and says out loud: “I wish I had gills.” (Includes recipes.)
interviewed by Ben Ehrenreich
Israel’s most popular writer on the importance of defeat, desperation, and ambiguity.
Museum: The National Museum of Health and Medicine
by Brian H. Kehrl
Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby
Gustave Flaubert’s Bouvard And Pécuchet
reviewed by Adam Novy
David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green
reviewed by Christopher Byrd
Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail
reviewed by Ruth Davis Konigsberg
Here & Elsewhere: The Collected Fiction of Kenneth Burke
reviewed by Dan Johnson
Justus Ballard’s The Cubist Infant
reviewed by Mac Barnett
Geraldine Kim’s Povel
reviewed by Brandon Stosuy
La Zona Fantasma
by Javier Marías
by Zach Galifianakis
by Gustavo Turner
The Either/Or Kill or Die For Aptitude Test
by Eric Fischl