My sister is six years younger, and as kids we never got along. In high school, I went through a phase that involved a lot of sneaking out to drink coffee and do pink-hearts with my friends. I had to creep past her room and, I always worried that she was going to wake up and sound an alarm....more
Posts by: Chelsea Biondolillo
A hearty bonjour and aloha to all you lovers of arts & letters,
I may be old-fashioned, but I prefer not to keep a day job when the winsome muse of words calls to me, so I will be seeking a patron for the next 6 months to 10 years, depending on how long it takes to birth this literary love child....more
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that genius and creativity were literal spirits, both apart from and outside the artist’s body. The artist’s role was to serve as conduit, and one’s output could only be as good as the input.
In Kristin Hersh’s memoir Rat Girl, we get a glimpse into the mind of a musician and songwriter who experiences the creative impulse in just this way: as a force that acts upon her and through her....more