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, it…
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 happening—sn…
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 happ…
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 …
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 Sc…
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 …
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 conversa…
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 ne…
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. SP…
Do you? Lately (and by “lately,” I mean: always), I’ve marveled at people who not only want to be healthy, but who take the necessary steps to get ther…