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Maybe handwriting is neither a lost art nor an anachronism; perhaps new technology will show there is some useful alchemy left in the way language, the body, and our sense of identity intertwine.
“To them, we’re nothing but videos to share on Facebook and hashtags to boost on Twitter.”
“I’m not comfortable with life on Earth. This life here feels really harsh and painful. It has felt like torture here a lot of the time.”
Talking to the director and co-writer of Eden about authenticity in portraying electronic music on film, refusing to moralize about partying, and the masterpiece that is Showgirls.
By situating a lesbian love affair in the conventions of classic Hollywood filmmaking, Desert Hearts became a cult favorite.
Now that I was once again omnivorous, I wanted to watch a deer get turned into meat.
The author of The Seven Good Years on peace versus compromise, Hebrew Book Week, and how writing fiction is like dreaming.
Twenty-one years later, a young woman’s murder continues to haunt the people who loved her.
Words can’t possibly capture the experience of being a parent, but when you need a name, who do you become?
Furiosa isn’t history’s first female fighter, but she is the latest to remind us that women’s place is everywhere.
Talking with the author of Loving Day and Pym about telling realistic ghost stories, the upside of illegal downloading, and the surprisingly radical idea that writing should be entertaining.
“I won’t care if what I’m writing is important today—if it is there, I trust that it’s important here, now.” On filling the flat white circle of the page.
Or: a letter to my niece, who is five.
My grandfather was gone before he died. Even when I dream about him, I can’t bring the real Bob back.
Talking to the editor of Videogames For Humans about why mainstream games are bad at sex, how traditional narrative structures fail women, and the weird thrill of dictatorial power.
In praise of David Letterman, the preeminent establishment-backed comedy revolutionary, on the day of his final show.
A scientific exploration of teenage devastation.
“Creating our funeral slideshows in real time.” On the journal as notebook of the psyche.
Talking to the author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic about Riot Grrrl, how kids change your taste, and getting permission to be a critic.
Fourteen years after his death, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author’s influence can be as much a burden as it is a source of comfort.

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