In this wonderfully surprising, playful and stirring book, Jodzio introduces a gallery of offbeat characters forced to navigate the dire situations and trials presented by life. His plotting is imaginative enough to be at times almost surreal but in the end, each story is grounded in very human emotions: grief, loneliness, love.
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How to consider the space captured in a photograph, and what can we consider truth within an image? In a photograph my image exists outside of my physical body but does my body still live in a photograph? When applied to the photography of dead bodies, specifically crime scene photography, these questions take an interesting turn.
Daniel Nester is the kind of writer who looks at his book as an opportunity to be honest with you, and hopefully make you laugh. Which I did, while reading his latest book, How to Be Inappropriate, just out this past fall.
In Lydia Millet’s BOMB Interview with Jonathan Lethem, Millet speaks of her captivation with animals, saying “Animals are like rock stars, they have that charisma.” In Millet’s new short story collection, Love in Infant Monkeys, she treats animals as rock star characters, paralleling them with real-life celebrities to create stories both eccentric and, in unexpected ways, honest.
The Adderall Diaries, a nonfiction work written by Stephen Elliott and out this month, is not a book about Adderall. And though Elliott’s intent was to focus on the murder trial of Hans Reiser, It really isn’t even a book about murder. While the trial lends The Adderall Diaries a focused storyline, the more intriguing parts focus on Elliott himself, as he attempts to piece together his past and his uncertain future.
Where to begin with San Francisco based artist Jonathon Keats? I first came across his work on the cover of Opium Magazine: he was the mastermind behind the “Longest Story Ever Told,” a nine word story covered in black ink that will reveal itself gradually over 1000 years.
Visiting Coney Island nowadays always makes me nostalgic for a past I’ve never experienced—but it’s nevertheless depressing to see amusement rides shut down, surrounded in fences and guarded by Rotweillers.
Chris Schlarb makes music out of other people’s music. So when I heard that he was performing his album, Twilight and Ghost Stories, in its entirety at The Stone in Alphabet City, I wondered how he could perform a piece that was composed of sound bytes from more than 50 different artists. Turns out, he [...]
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