After all, the distance any of us non-New York writers have from New York is...– Edan Lepucki, Going Native: Writing Place in Los Angeles over at The Millions This whole piece is great. I have to admit that living in a genuinely boring place has helped my writing, somewhat. At least the pace. The role of place and location in writing is the thing I’m most interested in at...
Books and visceral reactions
When I finished Revolutionary Road, I was in a coffeeshop in the West Village, killing time because I was late for a yoga class and didn’t get in, but it was way too early to get to work. Reading Revolutionary Road, as a woman in a serious relationship, was a very different experience from when I banged through it in high school. The writing was still exquisite, of course, but I understood...
Dating Jared Leto
There was a point in time where Jared Leto was dating a whole slew of twenty something actresses, and it made no sense. He was in his has-been phase, or he was pursuing his band or whatever (and they are inexplicably big, I believe). But seeing him squiring the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Lindsay Lohan confirmed one thing: the myth of Jordan Catalano lives on. These actresses are all younger...