I told someone recently that after a summer of listening to a lot of moody, contemplative music I was ready for something a little lighter. Luckily for me there’s a new Alex G record coming out next week. There are a few songs from it out already, and one of them, “Runner,” I’ve…
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My friend Chuck wrote today about keeping a record of the things we make. “I’m rereading Jon Lee Anderson’s seminal biography of Che Guevara right now…
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I went to see Sharon Van Etten last night. She’s touring with Julien Baker and Angel Olsen. She’s got a new album out. It was night, the stage lights…
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The Carvel on the corner of Church Avenue and East Second Street makes me sad. Every time I walk by it’s lit up like a living-room aquarium someone has…
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Every time I talk with people in my family about my friends’ children or future children I hear the glimmer of hope in their voices that one day I will…
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There’s a scene in Audrey Diwan’s latest movie Happening, set in 1963 and dedicated entirely to the attempts of a girl named Anne to get an illegal…
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It’s been a year and a half since I started this newsletter. When I look at it as a whole, I see that it has become a record of progress in my writing…
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I wrote this six years ago.
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