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Murdered by Marina Abramović, Assaulted by Paul Auster in Loveliest Magazine

I’m standing on the corner of Jackson and St. Charles, waiting for a streetcar that’s running obnoxiously behind schedule. To pass the time, I allow my mind to float away. Like an unencumbered magpie, it lifts gently over the midair … Continue reading

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Humboldt: The Annotated Edition Soundcloud file

Visual art plays an important role in Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive Thinking. The novel references many real works of art, such as Robert Indiana’s sculpture LOVE, Red Blue, Robert Frank’s 1955 photograph Trolley, Cyrus Edwin Dallin’s sculpture Appeal to the Great Spirit, … Continue reading

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You know you’ve been spending beaucoup time line-by-line editing your novel when…

You realize that you’ve totally neglected your laundry and will be forced into spending an entire day wearing one black sock and one white sock.

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You know you’ve been spending beaucoup time line-by-line editing your novel when…

It’s Friday night and you realize that you’re wearing blue pajama pants embroidered with cartoon penguins and an unbuttoned black silk Hawaiian shirt with an image of a wizard battling (and/or dancing with) a grizzly bear on the back and … Continue reading

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You know you’ve been spending beaucoup time line-by-line editing your novel when….

You dream that you’re lying in bed, sound asleep. Then you wake up, lift your mattress off its box springs, lean it against the wall, pull up a chair, and start reading your novel to it.

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You know you’ve been spending beaucoup time line-by-line editing your novel when….

You’re sitting at your computer, diligently editing. In your hand, there’s a cup of chicory coffee mixed with soy milk. Hey, you suddenly think to yourself, I don’t allow myself to drink coffee at my work station. And then you … Continue reading

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Weird Word of the Week:

Sweatpants & Television: (n) a way to describe the lessening of life’s physical and intellectual activity to the lowest possible level.  Example sentence:  “Running a non-profit, raising twin boys, and dating an economist? Wow, it looks like Ricky Martin ain’t … Continue reading

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