At a young age, I realized two key facts about myself: I like books, and I have a lousy memory.
Just about every city in the world—as well as suburbs and deserts—has stickers, murals, and wheatpastes to admire. But what if it’s all graffiti to you?
30 iconic movie moments that almost didn't happen, including Indy bringing a gun to a sword fight and E.T.'s love of Reese's Pieces
From 2006 to 2009, I was a reader for the Discover Great New Writers program, helping to select works of uncommon literary quality by first-time or undiscovered writers.
Of all the words I've written, "writer" has given me the most trouble [PDF].
From 2008 to 2011, I reviewed fiction and nonfiction, including The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.
Three new books explore the reality (and the fantasy) behind realty.
Ackerman masterfully re-creates the Zabinskis’ world as it shifted from idyllic to nightmarish.
Painting in caves, Kilroy traveling around, Cornbread falling in love, and other game-changing moments in the history of street art.
We’re all stuck in Plasticville, intimately yoked to “a variety of synthetica” that makes our lives more livable.
Kyle Beachy pities his protagonist, whose slide from ennui into depression is chronicled with an earnestness that even irony can’t mask.
People wandered by, asking, 'Who's playing tonight?' Those in the queue answered, 'Writers. A lot of writers.'
From 2004 to 2008, I reviewed literary fiction for the publishing industry's most important trade magazine [unbylined].
What do Gaia and Keith Haring have in common? They both started out as street artists.
Once upon a time, I reviewed literary fiction, including Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach and The Letters of James Schuyler to Frank O'Hara, for a little magazine called Small Spiral Notebook.
If you would save a child for the price of fancy shoes, why don't you?