2014 Year in Review: Teju Cole

2014 Year in Review: Teju ColeEver since reading Teju Cole’s Open City, I’ve been waiting to find a copy of Every Day Is for the Thief, originally published in Nigeria in 2007. Re-released in 2014, Thief doesn’t read like a novel. It’s instead a series of vignettes, a group of stories that would feel comfortable serialized in a travel magazine, all piloted by an unnamed narrator, returning [more]

2014 Year in Review: Kate Zambreno

2014 Year in Review: Kate ZambrenoIn my original review of Green Girl, I noted the numerous references Kate Zambreno makes, including: Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector, Joan Didion, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Luc Godard, and Mark Rothko. I'm not saying Zambreno doesn't have a voice of her own voice; she does. Green Girl screams and stabs. It’s sordid and sincere. While critics might [more]

2014 Year in Review: David Bowie Is...

2014 Year in Review: David Bowie Is...I consider myself a David Bowie fan. I own seven Bowie CDs and two LPs and yet this still barely scratches the surface of his career. The exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art (which runs through January 4th) was overwhelming, all-inclusive, and brilliantly thought out. On the surface, it's easy to be skeptical. “Why does a contemporary art museum need to [more]

2014 Year in Review: Kriss Stress

2014 Year in Review: Kriss Stress It's not hard hard to imagine Kriss Stress having multiple physicality disorder, the condition of having identical identities assigned to multiple bodies. It's the only way to possibly conceive how he gets so much work done. He is prolific to the point of mania, and I couldn't tell you when he actually sleeps (does one of him sleep while the other [more]

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2014 Year in Review: Teju Cole

Ever since reading Teju Cole’s Open City, I’ve been waiting to find a copy of Every Day Is for the Thief, originally published in Nigeria in 2007. Re-released in 2014, Thief doesn’t read like a novel. It’s instead a series of vignettes, a group of stories that would feel...
Kate Zambreno

2014 Year in Review: Kate Zambreno

In my original review of Green Girl, I noted the numerous references Kate Zambreno makes, including: Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector, Joan Didion, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Luc Godard, and Mark Rothko. I’m not saying Zambreno doesn’t have a voice of her own voice; she does. Green Girl screams and...
David Bowie Is...

2014 Year in Review: David Bowie Is…

I consider myself a David Bowie fan. I own seven Bowie CDs and two LPs and yet this still barely scratches the surface of his career. The exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art (which runs through January 4th) was overwhelming, all-inclusive, and brilliantly thought out. On the surface,...
kriss stress

2014 Year in Review: Kriss Stress

  It’s not hard hard to imagine Kriss Stress having multiple physicality disorder, the condition of having identical identities assigned to multiple bodies. It’s the only way to possibly conceive how he gets so much work done. He is prolific to the point of mania, and I couldn’t tell...