The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Marcy Dermansky and Keegan Lester, an interview with Anne Garréta, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Jesmyn Ward and Brian Allen Carr, an interview with Kristen Radtke, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Roxane Gay, new writing by Melissa Febos and Marcy Dermansky, and more.
In our morning reading: Marcy Dermansky on art, thoughts on music and the Women’s March, and more.
In our morning reading: Garth Greenwell revisits a James Baldwin classic, Matthew Salesses interviews Marcy Dermansky, new nonfiction from Kelly Luce, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Marcy Dermansky’s novel, nonfiction by Bijan Stephen and Gabino Iglesias, and more.
Fat Piglet by Marcy Dermansky A few years ago, when I was still a teenager, I was on a reality TV show. I did not enjoy it. I did not like having my life on camera. It made me crazy nervous. I found that I wanted to eat all the time. The camera was always there when I didn’t want it. I would find myself on national TV eating chocolate eclairs, chocolate smeared on my face. The producer of the […]