My friend, Gloria, died last week. She was my family’s au pair when I was growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. She lived with us from before I was born until…
Lately, I’ve been having trouble sticking with an idea or point of inquiry for more than a few minutes at a time. I understand why this is…
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I’ve started watching “The Umbrella Academy” on Netflix. I think it’s bad for a number of reasons, but what’s annoyed me most that it’s predictable…
Lately, I’ve been thinking about exposure. Yes, of course, exposure once the masks come off and everyone can see me again (have you had that thing…
A friend of mine recently wrote for Wired about the sketch comedy I Think You Should Leave—how he’d missed the show’s genius at first and has now come…
So, yesterday a friend reported to me with some pride that she’s been thinking recently about the importance of words. This is the context of data and…
From a Paris Review interview with John Ashbery: “A gag that's probably gone unnoticed turns up in the last sentence of the novel I wrote with James…
And so maybe you guys want to read it! Sorry I’ve been so delinquent. I am wracked with anxiety about all my choices. In the meantime, go read an essay…
I’m sorry for the quietus. There are things I’ve wanted to share with you but whenever I sit down to write, I wake up with the keyboard imprinted on my…
Maybe the only fun part of this year’s election—I know, I know—was that bit the NYT ran on whether you could infer a person’s politics based on the…
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