"I cannot make love to Jews anymore," or so said Nico, breaking off her brief engagement with insouciant wanna-be androgyne Lou Reed." A review of Lynne Tillman's latest
collection for BOMB magazine. . . .
"Every item checking into Hotel Theory goes through the wringer of Koestenbaum, everything is rendered transitory, uncomfortable, strangely familiar, anonymous, spoiled, confused, discomfited. . . ."
Andrew reviews 'Hotel Theory
,' the latest book from Wayne Koestenbaum.
"True to its content, 'In Praise of Shadows' is a deceptive book. It is, a bit, like walking through a Home Depot with Susan Sontag as she channels Tolstoy."
of Junchiro Tanizaki's collection of essays on aesthetics, toilets, architecture, and literature.
A review of "The Musical Illusionist
," by Alex Rose. The second book from the new publishing house, Hotel St. George."Virgil to Dante: Where are the impressionists when you need them?"
What does poetry teach us? A new way of seeing, I think. . . .
Teaching Langston Hughes and other tidbits for the folks of the Poetry Foundation
"I am an architect"
, and reading for the summer: Gaston Bachelard, Gabrielle Basilico, and Thomas Disch.
A memoriam to the writer and game creator Gary Gygax
An interview with New York Times crossword puzzle creator Zack Kushner