Periwinkle, the Color of Poison, Modernism, and Dusk

Katy Kelleher meditates on mauve, purple, and periwinkle in history, art, and in the beauty of quarantine sunsets.

Published: Aug 19, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,115 words)

Safe As Houses

“There’s something childlike about it; instead of hiding under a blanket, we built our houses just so. In this telling, safety is a matter of painting the right sign, hiding the right shoe, or putting in a window.”

Source: Curbed
Published: Apr 15, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,037 words)

The Homeownership Obsession

Writer Katy Kelleher, whose work explores the ugly history of beautiful things, turns her attention to the ugly history of homeownership — and why the manmade dream of owning a home haunts so many prospective homebuyers.

Source: Curbed
Published: Nov 13, 2019
Length: 17 minutes (4,490 words)

When Mountains Were Ugly

The lair of witches and ghouls before they became an Instagrammer’s delight, mountains are where we go to find a little distance, a little fear, a little magic.

Source: Hazlitt
Published: Mar 12, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,961 words)