Not Quite Human


For the second time that day, then, I waited in the dark for something not quite human—and all too human—to begin.

If you haven’t seen Charlie Kaufman’s new film Anomalisa, we highly recommend that you do. And then after, read this wonderful piece by Zadie Smith on Kaufman, The Polar Express, Schopenhauer, and the uncanny humanity of puppets.

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →