Essays Archives - Page 82 of 94 - The Millions
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.
August 18, 2009
Out of nothing comes language and out of language comes nothing and everything. I know there will be stories. Certainly there will always be stories.
August 17, 2009
Sometimes I read a novel that drags and before long I have spurned books in favor of internet television, Calvin and Hobbes, and puerile blogs.
August 7, 2009
by Sonya Chung
It starts out innocently. I recommend Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son. “I think you’d like Johnson,” I say, after reading one of his short story drafts. “The violence and the tenderness together. ‘Emergency’ will knock you out.”
August 5, 2009
In his most recent article for The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell asserts that “one way to make sense” of To Kill a Mockingbird “is to start with Big Jim Folsom.” It’s a thesis that rings all the Gladwell bells. There’s the near-nonsequiter. There’s the insistence that to understand something you thought you already understood, you […]