“We is an escape hatch. We is cheap. We is a way of simultaneously sloughing off personal responsibility and taking on the mantle of easy authority.”
On the Paris Review, Alex Abramovich talks with Billy Bragg about skiffle, the history of music, and duck jokes.
A prolific writer of fifty-four diverse books, and widely known for his Easy Rawlins crime series, Walter Mosley talks with The Paris Review about race, creativity, the book publishing industry, the confines of genre and his three decades depicting Black American life.
In this day and age, this is a pretty short list.
Megan Mayhew Bergman explores how women, often excluded from adventure narratives, carve out their own heroic space.
Making art is hard. For some people, it isn’t hard deciding to make art for commercial purposes.
Do you own your pet, or does your pet own you? This deceptively simple piece of short fiction explores fertility and fragility, and the ways we fail to protect those we love.
Planning to finance your retirement with your Beanie Baby collection? Think again.
An intimate recollection of a Beat legend.
The Bee Gees were pop music geniuses whose work in 1978 “accounted for 2 percent of the entire record industry’s profits.” Yet they were still underappreciated—and also still capable of making ill-conceived creative decisions.