In our morning reading: thoughts on Natalie Eilbert’s new book, new writing from Chiwan Choi and Lance Olsen, and much more.
As a neophyte to the world of theater, each new performance carries the weight of a revelation. Consequently, as of this moment I cannot even imagine a more gripping, important, and compelling performance than the new adaptation of Uncle Vanya at the ingenious Soho Rep. theater. Director Sam Gold and his crew converted the already intimate space into a fully carpeted living room theater. The audience sits on all sides of similarly carpeted levels with those in the front mere […]
Today is the 15oth birthday of Anton Chekhov. Also Anna Bronte, Benjamin Franklin, Al Capone, Muhammad Ali, Andy Kaufman, and a bunch of other people were born on January 17th. Emma Straub (and her upcoming book release on January 27th) gets a pop in the New York Post. Finally! The best beards in literature and the best beards ever sported by writers. Why did this take so long? (Thanks 3:Am Magazine for the tip.) Geoff Dyer goes to Utah…and writes […]