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…
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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…
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What can’t I stop thinking about? I’m glad you asked, because it’s not the hopelessly navel-gazing and entitled brouhaha about Dawn and Sonya. Nope…
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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
I’ve been watching this show obsessively for the last week. Mostly I’m thinking things like: is Damien Lewis hot? Sometimes yes, sometimes no (those of…
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…
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Many years ago, during my Paris Review days, I was in the anteroom of some bank, waiting for a colleague to get some money, when I struck up a…
I haven’t forgotten about you. But I *have* been consumed by the fate of democracy, and pretty tongue-tied as a result. And it’s not like any of you…