Category Archives: Art

Against the Wickedness of Wasted Time

Recently I had the privilege of collaborating on a publication called Burn Zone with Danny Lyon, the photographer. He had written an anthropocene/autobiographical essay and taken some striking images of the area around his home in New Mexico after several

Against the Wickedness of Wasted Time

Recently I had the privilege of collaborating on a publication called Burn Zone with Danny Lyon, the photographer. He had written an anthropocene/autobiographical essay and taken some striking images of the area around his home in New Mexico after several

LeGuin for the Win

The Dispossessed is full of the heartbreak of loving two homes, and therefor having no home. It’s a strange pleasure to turn a page and find thoughts you have had often, and came by honestly, fully formed on a page

LeGuin for the Win

The Dispossessed is full of the heartbreak of loving two homes, and therefor having no home. It’s a strange pleasure to turn a page and find thoughts you have had often, and came by honestly, fully formed on a page

Spring and Fall

In a season when suddenly so many beloved people have become ill, my partner wondered yesterday if we are now of the age when this is to be expected. News of Siberian sinkholes, a likely sign of melting permafrost, overwhelms

Spring and Fall

In a season when suddenly so many beloved people have become ill, my partner wondered yesterday if we are now of the age when this is to be expected. News of Siberian sinkholes, a likely sign of melting permafrost, overwhelms

Animal First, Citizen Second: Talking the Bodily Politic with Nance Klehm

The City of Chicago is not known for its fertile beauty, or for its receptivity to political activism. But ‘dirty activist’ and Illinois native Nance Klehm has built a life’s work there, grounded in the belief that there is no

Animal First, Citizen Second: Talking the Bodily Politic with Nance Klehm

The City of Chicago is not known for its fertile beauty, or for its receptivity to political activism. But ‘dirty activist’ and Illinois native Nance Klehm has built a life’s work there, grounded in the belief that there is no

A Duty of Gratitude

Vincent Van Gogh, in one of over 900 letters to his brother Theo. I learned, by way of this heart-throbby BBC docudrama, that he was once a lay preacher to coal miners in the Borinage of Belgium, and only began painting

A Duty of Gratitude

Vincent Van Gogh, in one of over 900 letters to his brother Theo. I learned, by way of this heart-throbby BBC docudrama, that he was once a lay preacher to coal miners in the Borinage of Belgium, and only began painting

Thank you Zadie Smith

Beginning this summer and escalating through the winter, as I spend more of my waking hours reading, writing, and talking with people about the climate crisis, I have become insatiably hungry for fiction. The goal is to get dragged by

Thank you Zadie Smith

Beginning this summer and escalating through the winter, as I spend more of my waking hours reading, writing, and talking with people about the climate crisis, I have become insatiably hungry for fiction. The goal is to get dragged by