Hi again. You might remember that a couple months ago I wrote about Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom and also Olivia Laing’s Everybody and the ways those two books are in conversation with each other about the concept of freedom. In that newsletter I included something
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Hi again. I hope you’ve been well. The onset of summer in Brooklyn is about as nice as everyone says it is; I hope the same is true where you are. Last…
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Hi again. I’ve been listening to a lot of Krill lately. Krill’s lyrics are full of perfect little lines: “I had a bad day / but at least it's ending…
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Hi again, Today I turn 30. As you might recall I love my birthday. Unfortunately last week I caught a (very mild) case of COVID, so birthday…
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Hi again. I’m working on a theory of compliments. (Which, I suppose, is a theory of insults in reverse.) Maybe that’s an exaggeration. But I’ve been…
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Hi again. In the recent past I have spent a good deal of time with two pieces of media that take place during seventh grade: Pen15, the TV show wherein…
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Hi again. I read two books on the theme of freedom recently. They both came out in 2021: Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint…
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Hi again. What a strange year. Mostly, for me, the best to be hoped for in 2021 was stasis. Mostly, for me, the year hummed along, measured in (mostly…
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