Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 4:38pm
NOSELL

In an era where most games are trying to be experimental or change the industry, many forget that fun should always be the focus.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:57pm
Su Hwang

People watching, the search for cultural identity and the subtleties of growing up in the city gracefully intertwine as Su Hwang offers her upbringing to the reader in her poetry collection “Bodega.” Born in Korea shortly before immigrating to New York City, Hwang uses her experiences to develop an expansive collection of memories of partial assimilation that she relays through her collection of poems.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 5:32pm
Sam Kremke

As time goes on, identity is becoming radicalized with respect to its financial viability, and every personal expression can feel like a bid for tangible worth.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:18pm
Jo Chang

But, even if this novel is an easy read, it is not a wholly superficial one. It could have been written very poorly, especially in regards to character portrayal.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:28pm
NOSELL

Amid the many themes with which this novel grapples, at its core it is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl who must venture out into an unforgiving world alone.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5:04pm
Saeed Jones

Saeed Jones’s “How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir” takes an unflinching look back at a past version of himself; in doing so examining the degrading, paradoxical situations thrust upon gay Black men.

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
Benedek Totth

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived for my meeting with Benedek Totth. It’s difficult to guess an author’s personality from their work, and doubly so when the work is like Totth’s. The Hungarian author’s 2014 debut, “Dead Heat,” was recently translated into English by Ildikó Noémi Nagy. The novel is a portrait of a group of Hungarian teenagers whose lives are centered on competitive swimming and otherwise pass in dissolute episodes of substance abuse, meaningless sex and general recklessness.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:06pm
Cher and Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie has spent his years in pursuit of the costume, stitching together an endless sea of paillettes and Marabous, creating marvelous and fleeting moments that live on in history through photographs.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:02am
The editor's dilemma

If the artist had stumbled upon a new form for their work, perhaps, or a different means of organizing it that better delivered it’s point, who was I to judge them for this?

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:10pm
Searching for the book between order and disorder

In the past month or so, I have started keeping track of what books I want to read next by placing them in a short, orderly stack next to my bed. This is a step forward from my previous method, which was to make a spur-of-the-moment decision after finishing a book. I would look at my shelf, suddenly enamored by the possibilities it holds for a giddy moment before finally lighting on one almost by chance. This seemed, ultimately, like an odd way to pick something that I was to spend several hours with later. I thought it would be worth considering the structure of my reading.