All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer
Mar, 12 2019 | no responses
These sixty-four brief, carefully wrought essays center on the writer’s mother’s battle with cancer and on Babine’s use of cooking as a tool to cope. When her mother gets sick, Babine begins a delightful, quirky search to collect cookware—specifically colorful, vintage Le Creuset pieces that she gives names like Estelle and Agnes and Penelope Pumpkin.
The People’s Exhibit
Mar, 11 2019 | no responses
Photo by Boston Public Library Dedicated to the memory of Gordon Smith The story comes in pieces, and you must think and weigh and assess and form your own impressions. Reserve judgment. Imagine other possibilities. Listen. You must delete from your memory that which was stricken from the record, which called for speculation, which […]
On Contemporary Art
Feb, 20 2019 | no responses
On Contemporary Art isn’t a critique of its subject but a discussion of its situation. Today, the idea of demarcating artistic movements has faded; after a century of artists, academics and critics culturally categorizing every new wave (die Brücke, de Stijl, Postimpressionism, Neo-Expressionism, and so on), Aira declares “the carnival of names [has] been shut down” and replaced by an empty, auction house-approved label.
Feb, 19 2019 | no responses
Morales is able to string these eclectic stories together into a larger narrative, making the collection surprisingly cohesive and more like a book-length memoir than an essay collection.
The Runner: Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness
Dec, 12 2018 | no responses
The book, a first person account of Torgeby’s years spent living and running in the remote Swedish wilderness, centers itself around the concept of wellness—what it is and how we achieve it, both physically and mentally.
Appendices Pulled from a Study on Light
Dec, 03 2018 | no responses
The poems and prose in Appendices Pulled from a Study on Light thus delve into Babbitt’s passion for illuminated manuscripts, his confessed object of reverence.