Posts by: Zoë Ruiz
On Tuesday afternoon at a diner in Echo Park, I interviewed a writer and he told me a story, violent and personal. He told the story suddenly, while I was smiling.
Are you serious? I said, which seems to be that very stupid thing people say when they’re stunned....more
This afternoon, as I walked down York Boulevard, I was writing Links I Like in my head. I was thinking about a woman I love and how no one takes me seriously when I say I love her, and how I might not take myself seriously either....more
If you live in Los Angeles, you can see Sister Spit tonight at the RedCat!
The event is hosted by Michelle Tea and features singer/songwriter/performance artist DavEnd, writers Danny LéVesque and Ali Liebegott, artist TextaQueen and graphic memoirist Cristy C. Road.
Special guests include novelist Francesca Lia Block and Jill Soloway....more
I went through a pretty big Bob Dylan phase. Actually, I never got out of it.
It started with Freewheelin and Bringing It All Back Home. Then I liked Another Side of Bob Dylan and Highway 61 Revisited. When I was a teenager, I watched the documentary Don’t Look Back more times than I can count....more
I received a letter from Seth Fischer and he sounded so happy. I laughed at this part of his letter: “How is your family? Your health? I want answers where you avoid the questions! I miss that.” Usually when Seth asks me questions, I say, Why do you bother asking me questions you know I won’t answer?...more
Not too long ago I was a production assistant for a video shoot that took place in a house. It was less of a house and more of a mansion if a mansion were trying to be a woodsy, zen-like cabin. There was a large stone statue of Buddha and citrus trees and white gravel that made you think of white sand in Zen gardens....more
On those rare occasions when I attend parties, I often search for and find quiet spaces. Recently, at a party, I found myself alone, soaking my aching feet in the jacuzzi. From the jacuzzi, I could see the orange glow of the living room....more
This week VIDA published The Count. In response, Vela decided to compile an Unlisted List. Take action and celebrate women writers by listing names of your favorite nonfiction women writers. They are seeking suggestions....more
Last Friday night in a pub in Bernal Heights at eight o’clock, I played Liar’s Dice with Stephen, Isaac, Peter, Ben, and Joshua.
At one point in the night, Stephen cried from laughing so hard. He had his hands over his eyes, and his friends started laughing, too....more