Essays Archives - Page 80 of 93 - The Millions
September 10, 2009
They think I have stopped mid-thought, suddenly discovering that I am in the wrong place, writing the wrong thing to the wrong students.
September 8, 2009
I’ve been working the last two years on my first novel, which has certain elements of autobiography to it, and in that time I can’t help but notice a certain decline in the indicators of good mental health.
September 5, 2009
This new apocalyptic cast suits me, overeducated and apparently unemployable, as it suits California’s less than golden state.
September 4, 2009
by Sonya Chung
My life is running away from me, and I can’t keep up. I’m starting to wonder if humanity is divided between those who thrive on speed and those who are pummeled by it.
September 1, 2009
Narrative and walking—as Chaucer knew—are a fortuitous match.
August 27, 2009
When my technology fails, the lack of it consumes me. When someone else’s technology fails them, I am vaguely sympathetic, but I’m losing my ability to feel anything in response.
August 26, 2009
Maybe rather than asking “Is this indie?” we should satisfy ourselves with asking “Is it a good show?” or even better, “Do I like it?”
August 24, 2009
by Edan Lepucki
Sometimes I feel like everyone’s eating this thing called scrambled eggs (What are those, I wonder. They look good.), while I’m enjoying a delicious chantarelle and pecorino frittata.
August 21, 2009
by Sonya Chung
As far as the media (including the arts media) is concerned, the Bronx is a bad hand you get dealt.
August 20, 2009
by C. Max Magee
Essayist and author David Sheilds’ forthcoming book Reality Hunger bears “Manifesto” as a subtitle, and it may break the mold.