I feel like novels and short stories are full of people muttering darkly. “‘Blah blah blah,’ she darkly muttered.” That kind of thing.
Yesterday I heard someone mutter darkly for the first time in real life, though—I was walking up 7th Ave toward Penn Station, thrilled to have left the office for the day, bound for a party in a New Jersey backyard, looking forward to friends, and to food on paper plates, and a guy in a baseball cap stared at me as I passed him. “Well, someone looks happy,” he darkly muttered.
• 16 June 2013
s/o to internet mollys all over the world ~airhorn sound~
• 15 June 2013
Rachel Hyman’s new chapbook Such Phantom is a visual delight and an exercise for many different parts of your brain. You’re gonna feel them all shift a little bit. Cortex plate tectonics. So good.
• 14 June 2013
“Whenever I wore [the python skin pants], I knew that what would happen would be the same every time. I would walk into the conference room, and the client would say, ‘Wow! Great pants!’ And I’d go, ‘Thank you! They’re genuine python skin.’ And they’d go, ‘Really?’ And I’d go, ‘Yes! Feel.’ I’ve had my thighs stroked by more CEOs than you can shake a stick at.”
So happy that StyleLikeU interviewed Cindy Gallop. I saw her talk at Art Directors Club and she completely owned the room.
• 12 June 2013
1) the trash in this yard is not a result of whatever inferno engulfed the house. it’s there all the time. a pile getting steadily larger by the day.
2) this house is down the street from me. how did I sleep through this fire? weren’t there sirens? bystanders? am I really this inured to sounds of distress?
3) a week or two ago, I watched a little group of people with DSLRs, wandering around the neighborhood, seemingly in a guided photography tour, all taking snaps of the same graffiti. they would have gone ham on this particular scene.
• 10 June 2013
Molly checking out IQ84 by Murakami. She also donated an advance copy of Taipei too http://bit.ly/ZZz32x
Never use a bag that won’t fit a giant Murakami novel, is my life motto
• 9 June 2013
What If I Don't Want The Future?
The Rumpus Interview with Miracle Jones (May 6, 2013) is a thought-provoking read. Miracle Jones is an enthusiastic and articulate proponent of new ideas and developments in publishing and the lit …
I guess I am notorious now.
I’m an automatic fan of anyone who stores/sells their short stories in rubber-genital flash drives. This interview is fascinating!
• 6 June 2013
“Why does he inflict upon me his “framework-y somethingness,” his “soil-y area,” “the salad-y remains of his burrito”? Why does he take away my joy?”
— I have mad respect for Lydia Kiesling’s review of Tao Lin’s Taipei over at The Millions. It’s funny, it does away with pretty much all book-reviewer pretensions, and it’ll blast you in the face with the force of water unleashed from a fire hydrant. Which is to say—refreshing. I took a different approach in my PopMatters review, which’ll be up in a hot second or two, but I feel like this one is wicked erudite, and also has more balls. Respeck, Kiesling, respeck.
• 5 June 2013