Palengenesis by Lee Krasner Carver talks about love and Murakami talks about running and I want to talk about the blissful, perfect feeling of my brain…
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by Elaine de Kooning Things often become meaningful only in retrospect. It’s incredibly difficult to gauge the significance of an event as it occurs—I …
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subscriber thread: what are you reading?OCTAVIA E. BUTLER, NOTES ON WRITING, “I AM A BESTSELLING WRITER … ” 1988. Hi new & old friends! I am halfway through Good Morning, Destroyer of …
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Fish Magic by Paul Klee I like to whittle away time reading on the subway or in the park, waiting for a latte in a little Soho cafe that sells delicate…
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Aldous Huxley and D.H. Lawrence, 1928 All my friends are moving to the city. March disappears into April into May. I tell people that after a year spen…
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3-year-old Ava in Shenzhen The first time someone catcalled me in a way that felt legitimately scary I was 13. The first time I was stalked I was 14. Y…
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By Joan Mitchell I received this cool email from a subscriber (let’s call him Z) a couple weeks ago. Since then I’ve been mulling over the idea of writ…
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By Lee Krasner True story: I’m writing this in the gym locker room because it’s raining outside and I don’t feel like walking to my coworking space. Tr…
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By Helen Frankenthaler Order Midori cocktails until you can’t pronounce muskmelon anymore. Until you wake up the next morning feeling like your brain h…
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From White by Kenya Hara (thanks Jason!) Emptiness. Is there anything more terrifying to the Western psyche? You cram your life full of work, friends, …
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This was supposed to be a post about moving to New York but it turned into a post about writing. Because I wrote as I was packing up and I wrote on the…
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Painting by Andy Dixon I was drawn to tech because I’ve always craved legibility: I like to deconstruct and analyze. When I read a book, whether it’s p…
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