Mister Lytle, An Essay
The constant and forceful application of principle.
Girls that are gunners or runners.
myths and stories of the wild woman archetype
Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong.
She wants to be alone -- where are all the women hermits?
Facing Fear, in Orion.
Finding Home at Taco Bell, for the Eater.
A Death Among Flannery's Peacocks. (Oh my god.)
Rush after 'A Rape on Campus': A UVA alum goes back to Rugby Road, in Jezebel.
The Boy Who Got Stuck in a Tree, Pts. 1 and 2, from the Oxford American.
Let them eat steak--on arts funding, the Banff Centre and retreats.
Where should Richard III lie? in Prospect.
"Lou had chosen the perfect day to set sail—the day of poets, on Sunday morning, the world behind him."
The Country Outside Us, about Seamus Heaney in the Rumpus.
Thanksgiving in Mongolia, Ariel Levy in the New Yorker.
Rehearsals, Leslie Jamison in The Nervous Breakdown, on weddings.
This interview with Jon Krakauer from a long time ago, on Bold Type.
To the lighthouse, from onEarth magazine.
I Hate Vacations, a conversation between Andrew McCarthy and Paul Theroux in The Atlantic.
Elizabeth Gilbert on writing, for The Believer.
Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers is the best book I've read in quite awhile.
Yes, Please. Party of One. On traveling alone in T Magazine.
How to Attend a Funeral, on Mike Monteiro's blog.
A few weeks ago I went to Las Vegas and obviously took Fear and Loathing with me, to read in the tub. Surprise! It's still pretty good.
Also, Literary Las Vegas.
The Island of Stopped Clocks, Jackson Blair in the Rumpus.
Noreen Malone, on the show-runner for Fox's 'New Girl,' in The New Republic.