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Sophie Hannah is just another successful poet-turned-crime novelist-turned-horror writer. Her work has won the T.S. Eliot prize, the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition, and she's ha...
Angela Carters second novel, The Magic Toyshop (1967) opens with a quote from Donnes Elegy 20, O my America, my new found land. Twisting Donnes metaphor in a manner that became a signature with her...
"Go on, take a few." Hand-me-down books. Art books with scenes of deserts that are yet to become something -- stages for land art. Black and white, grainy rocks and scrub. The executor really does...
In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit delves into her complicated, contentious relationship with her mother just as her mother is beginning to decline due to Alzheimer's. "Decline," though, is a fu...
Conventions, who needs them? For Diana Souhami, conventions and expectations exist to be circumvented, toyed with, and flouted. The result is a compelling body of work consisting of everything from...
For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events especially during the summer months. But with so many op...