Places | Where Are You From
Für Bess: On Neighbors, Music Parties, and Growing Up

“It was that closeness that led me to notice the gaps that separated us.”

Mar 6, 2017
The Writer As Imaginary Friend

To a reader, a writer one has never met can feel like a close friend. That’s an illusion. But recognizing that illusion need not leave one sad or lonely.

Apr 17, 2016
The Unknowable: Writers On Death

Even if a writer dies pen in hand, he or she will not be able to write about what it is like to have died. Death is like an asymptote, something you can approach forever but never reach.

Feb 12, 2016
People | Phantoms
Down the Rabbit Hole

“Our teacher would fuss at Alice, but the Caterpillar? Flawless.”

Dec 3, 2015