Category Archives: Editing

Cinema’s Beautiful Blowhard

I wrote an essay recommending Samuel Fuller’s work. A portion of what I said: “A Fuller film careers between drama and melodrama; it stars scene-chewing actors; is low budget, and has the subtlety of a machete. A Fuller film can … Continue reading

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Reading: Freerange Nonfiction, May 5th

I’ll be reading at the Freerange Nonfiction series this May 5th. I’ll be reading from something new: an essay about a particularly horrible event that happened to me when I was much younger: I interrupted a roommate who’d captured another, … Continue reading

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PEN World Voices and Guernica: A recap

Novelist Claire Messud (who was guest-editor at Guernica recently) led a panel discussion on women, diversity, and literature. I’ll let another Guernica writer Lorraine Adams sum up the event. Continue reading

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Jakob Dylan: “Women and Country”

“Because of a former roommate, I shut the door on Jakob Dylan. While my roommate played Dylan’s hit, “One Headlight” repeatedly, I escaped to my bedroom where I could listen to something else. She sang random bars from his songs all day. She shattered the few quiet moments in the apartment to blather on about Dylan’s “cuteness.” When she wasn’t doing any of that, she was comparing him favorably with Bob Dylan, saying that his father couldn’t sing or write a single good song —not a one.” Continue reading

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Have My Own Page on The Atlantic Site

Still busy posting for The Atlantic, and now have my own page, here

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Blogging: A Return to TheAtlantic.com

For the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging for The Atlantic on environmental issues. So far, the favorite thing I’ve written about is the “sky farm”–a skyscraper that’s filled with crops, not people. They can grow enough in one of … Continue reading

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The background blah-blah

I’m a writer. But: I’ve erased everything that was here because I found it so appalling. I’ve never kept a diary (on a regular basis, that is) for the same reason. I have had just about all I can take … Continue reading

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