Marchs civic strife in Wisconsin, with citizens and workers in the hundred-thousands protesting anti-union legislation passed by the Republican-dominated state government, suggests that, at long last, the spirit of rebellion may be migrating even to our politically somnolent shores.
Housework is a total bore, and the only thing that has kept me going these past few years is my studies. Many of my friends are in analysis; Im in linguistics.
You woke up in a sweat again. Theres an empty bottle of Advil PM on the nightstand. Theyve stopped working. Youve switched to sleeping pills. You know youre barely holding it together.
My shrink says that she understands where Im coming from because she reads the New Yorker. I tell her the New Yorker says nothing about my life. She says okay, then tell me about your life. I tell her that Im choking on fear.
C. J. Maloneys debut book, Back To The Land: Arthurdale, FDRs New Deal, and the Costs of Economic Planning, is a compelling history of one of the governments most radical, if largely forgotten, domestic programs.
The Great Recession officially started in December 2007 and ended in June 2009. It was the gravest financial crisis the nation has faced since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It fostered what many call the New Normal, the unspoken sense that America is stuck, if not in decline.
Edward Gorey was the kind of person tailor-made for legend-making. Lanky, tall, sporting short-cropped hair and a giant Tolstoy-esque beard, he often wandered about wrapped in a full-length fur coat with a pair of dirty Keds on his feet.
I go by books, not by authors, Nabokov averred. But theres something important to be said for Milan Kundera. If he had asked for permission, it may never have been granted.