I sometimes picture the peak of Northeast winters, from the season’s first snowfall until about late February, as a hearth beside which friends and family inevitably nest. You’d think you’d see less of these people in cruel weather, but I find it to be the opposite: we come together to huddle for warmth and get a bit fatter in dark and stormy conditions. Unlike me, the season’s cold rain caused Flaubert’s heart to “crumble into ruins”. But Flaubert seems to […]
How one handles success and failure often speaks greater volumes than the outcome of one’s challenge, particularly if that challenge is something as relatively lighthearted as the Super Bowl. Even in coping with the hardship of an immensely public shortcoming, the losing team isn’t exactly a fleet of trapped Chilean miners, non? There are unexpected challenges to winning the big game, and inherent optimism to be found in a loss. With the help of visual aids, in the tradition […]
Bites: Eileen Myles on Gram Parsons, Burroughs Goes to Sundance, Potter Bowl, Ferris Reviewed, and More
Eileen Myles talks about Gram Parsons. Burroughs goes to Sundance. “John Ashbery is not one of my favorite poets“. I’m sold. Deckfight reviews The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris. Harry Potter goes to the Super Bowl. Beach House do Daytrotter.