July 5, 2017

A Writer’s Romance with Screens

By Caroline Hagood

When I can’t put my finger on what I’m feeling, I want to Shazam it or press Control+F, and then I realize I’m turning into a machine. In Adrienne Rich’s […]

February 23, 2016

Postscript to My Kanye West Posts

By Brian Michael Murphy

I’m a human being. . . I’m an artist, bro . . . —@kanyewest, February 13, 2016 Since I wrote about Kanye’s arrogance, based mainly in interviews and lyrics from […]

September 30, 2013

The Poetics of Campus Security Alerts

By Brian Michael Murphy

Someone needs to write the book on a new genre of literature gripping the land. It is a short form; its characters are stock; its storylines nearly never begin in […]

July 17, 2013

But There Are Also Unknown Unknowns

By Cody Walker

Gabriel Roth’s restaurant reviews, written between 2003 and 2006 for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, are as good as any I’ve ever read. They’re the kind of pieces you go […]

December 9, 2012

Short Takes: By the Letter, By the Draft

By Andrew David King

August Wilson: “Blues is the bedrock of everything I do. All the characters in my plays, their ideas and their attitudes, the stance that they adopt in the world, are […]