August 2, 2019

Time, Patience, Paradox

By Jeff Alessandrelli

Earlier this year a close friend of mine, R, got a $100,000 advance for two books. To say I was happy for her was an understatement. Although the contract also […]

August 23, 2017

Charlottesville Fabulous

By Brian Michael Murphy

My big brother lives in Charlottesville. We grew up together in Groveport, Ohio, rode the bus with a girl whose dad was a Columbus cop, whose grandfather was a World […]

December 10, 2014

Earl Sweatshirt’s Bookshelf, and Time

By Brian Michael Murphy

Bookshelves do funny things to time. In a recent clip, rapper Earl Sweatshirt lets FADER TV tour his Hollywood bachelor pad. In a Cribs send-up, he guides the camera through […]

October 24, 2013

Tesseract Days

By Brian Michael Murphy

One of the many benefits of having a child is that I’m able to read and watch good stories on a regular basis. These stories are often short, and involve […]

August 20, 2013

Café of the Future

By Brian Michael Murphy

The Long Now Foundation is hiring volunteers to curate their “Manual for Civilization,” a collection of 3500 volumes to be shelved in the Long Now Salon. Founded in “01996,” Long […]

August 13, 2013

Tangent on a Line by John Burgon

By Amit Majmudar

  Consider the one-hit-wonder nature of some lines, poems, and poets. Like the famous description of “A rose-red city half as old as time,” which comes from the now-forgotten sonnet […]