Articles by Hope Mills

May 17, 2013

Capturing the Complexities of Time & Place: Ru Freeman 0

I don’t like hierarchies, I don’t like the notion of the exalted thinker/writer who gazes from a distance. I don’t like people writing about worms without spending some time taking in the worm’s view of life.

November 8, 2012

The History of Humans is the History of Technology: The Millions Interviews Robin Sloan 10

For me, the iPhone had become a toxic compulsion. It had completed its invasion and occupation of my interstitial time — all those minutes riding the train, waiting in line, that used to be such fertile territory for daydreaming and storymaking.

September 6, 2012

Got an MFA? Need a Job? Consider the Creative Agency 17

Agency employees have long been known to write stories and novels on the side. In fact, it used to be a kind of trend — at least in the middle of the 2oth century. Familiars like Joseph Heller (Catch-22), Salmon Rushdie (Midnight’s Children) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Great Gatsby) worked at agencies and then wrote in their spare hours