“Oh,” he said, when I told him I’d fallen on the stairs of the creative writing center at The College of Mobile Telecommunications Chonqing. “I forgot to tell you about the ghost steps.” “Is that why I kept on tripping and slipping?” I asked him. “Is this why […]
Friends — I’ll be visiting the People’s Republic of China for the first time. Stay tuned for a report on my return.
Friends — I am going to the PRC in a little less than a month, and as I scramble to acquire enough Mandarin phrases to amuse my hosts, I thought I would take a look at some recent tv and cinema coming out of China. I have watched […]
Friends — I was just about to post a piece on satire, where I talk about the ways in which satiric writing has become a problematic mode of address for white writers trying to be “edgy” — when lo and behold, here appears a great example of a […]
Friends – There’s a lot of dystopian fiction out there. We see it in fantasy. We see it in SF. We see it on tv. Some of it is fabulous. But having looked at and read dark non-realist fiction for at least 30 years, I think I’m ready […]
friends — trundling through facebook i came across an amazing poet. i’ll try to post poets i discover from time to time on a friday. please check out the work of this extraordinarily talented person by the name of Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. thank you and happy weekend. XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO
“secret garden” — cinderella meets selfridge’s meets the metamorphosis meets Shakespeare in Korean — coloring books project 2015
Friends of the magically real — I have a confession to make. I am watching a 20 episode long Korean tv serial for the second time. And I’m making my husband watch it with me. Again. Yes, Secret Garden is THAT good. “What?” I hear you saying. “You […]