Daniel Adler and the Oracle at Delphi

On the subway, Anthony nodded at me and directed his gaze behind me at a girl, who then came and sat across from me, her almond shaped eyes and fine Greek nose turned in three quarter profile. I admired her, then before I got too creepy (which I’m working on) I admired her in the… Continue reading Daniel Adler and the Oracle at Delphi

“Endgame,” Electrify the Soul

Julie, Matthew and I sat in the kitchen and read “Endgame” by Samuel Beckett. He wrote classic literature all right. Words that come and seem the same but they cannot be removed, unless to change the meaning of the sentence. To have faith in humanity is important. The skeptic’s glasses show skeptical a world. It’s… Continue reading “Endgame,” Electrify the Soul

How to Write With Voice(s)

Finding a voice is easy. But writing so that people want to listen to that voice, so that it doesn’t come off as skateboard-teenage slang or flowery Latinate bomast, is harder. Again with the extremes. I can do both, sure, so that eventually my natural voice will mediate between the two, into a colloquial prose… Continue reading How to Write With Voice(s)

Daniel Adler Reviews The Radisson Hotel

Now this hotel feeling imparts a brief spell of inconspicuousness I have long forgotten, a knowing sense of adventure, and though it’s based on the hope of a bottle of whiskey and a poolside blonde and its possibility open and unknown, there is something of adolescent expectancy about it that falls just short of a naive pleasure of… Continue reading Daniel Adler Reviews The Radisson Hotel

What Kim Jong-il’s Death Really Means

When Kim Jong-il died the world got one step closer to 2012. He was another remnant of the aughties, a preterite totalitarian authority who no longer had any real influence or bearing upon the world order. Kim Jong-il’s death is symbolic of a new era, not only in his small country of 25 million, or… Continue reading What Kim Jong-il’s Death Really Means

How the New Facebook Timeline Represents Post Postmodernism

Facebook’s new Timeline demonstrates what the internet is becoming: a constant flow of information. But instead of looking at the internet in a linearly chronological sense, let’s think about other ways to approach it. If you really wanted to Facebook stalk someone, you would spend the first few minutes on their page admiring their most… Continue reading How the New Facebook Timeline Represents Post Postmodernism

Three Bushwick Characters

Last night I learned a valuable lesson: you don’t talk about circumcision or herpes at parties. At the next party I went to, in Bushwick, I met a bunch of different characters. Chris, a handsome melancholy German stood outside on a stoop and lamented the divide between architecture’s aesthetics and context. He was the son… Continue reading Three Bushwick Characters