The multi-hyphenate actor-singer-writer talks the art of the memoir, and the prescience of Jean Rhys.
The director and writer is the inaugural guest on Shelf Life, a new podcast from Grand Journal about books and the people who love them.
For months Denise Kelly, a general books specialist and valuer with the British auction house, Dreweatts, has been listening to the ghosts of the Roaring Twenties. “I have a diary of Sacheverell Sitwell, and everyone is in it, everyone,” she says. “There isn’t a line where there isn’t a reference to a Virginia Woolf or […]
Mark Ruffalo, Marcus Samuelsson, and Tilda Swinton have each chosen a favorite book, and paired it with a splendiferous tea “You can never get a book long enough or a cup of tea large enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis. Is there a better reward after a long year than to curl up in […]
A deliciously lurid tale of a serial killer stalking the gay nightclubs of New York City, 1979’s The Lure — published hard on the heels of Faggots, Dancer From the Dance, and Edmund White’s Nocturnes for the King of Naples — was the first queer novel to make the popular Book of the Month Club, and its success may have rattled […]
The soft-pastel dust jackets of FUEL’s Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia are a jarring counterpoint to the archive’s violent and profane drawings. Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell relish such juxtapositions. “People normally think of graphic design as communication, for the purposes of direct messaging,” says Murray, who in 1992 co-founded the London-based graphic design and publishing […]
Cara found an apartment near Tildy’s school where they could stay until the holidays. The apartment was walking distance to the school but of course neither Tildy nor her classmates had been to the school, not since the previous March. The apartment was a small, dark garden level railroad, but the block was peaceful and […]
“All the setbacks, and all the struggles, and all the backlash, and all the difficulties and all the tripping over is part of the transformational process. It’s a form of perpetual vigilance.”
In November and December of 1577, ten people were strangled and burned as witches at the Channonry of Fortrose, south of Easter Ross. More were burned the following year.
All day the boats look, but the search turns upnothing. That night we sit on the front porch awhile haloed by citronella candles as a lone truckcombs the lamp-lit streets, spraying for mosquitos. A three-legged dog you tell meis named Lucky roams past, sniffing the jasmine before continuing his patrol.How can she bear it, the […]