In Kris D’Agostino’s second novel, The Antiques, he returns to familiar forms: A dysfunctional family whose members are in various stages of arrested development; a generational home in upstate New York; and the absurdity of life in its most darkly comedic moments. Here, the three grown (yet hardly mature) children of the Westfall family reunite […]
Every Sunday, James the Stanton of Gnartoons posts an episode of Missed Connection Comix at San Francisco blog Uptown Almanac. The strip takes missed connection posts from Craigslist—the guy who fancied a girl at his CPR class, the woman looking for a “Scorpio/Dave” she met at Burning Man—and illustrates them in all their perfect absurdity.
Are you reading Ships that pass yet? “A collection of fake, imagined, and literary missed connections posted to Craigslist and then re-posted here with real and actual responses to fake, imagined, and literary missed connections.” In other words, this is awesome.
“Such encounters are becoming increasingly difficult. With a growing number of people turning to Kindles and other electronic readers, and with the Apple iPad arriving on Saturday, it is not always possible to see what others are reading or to project your own literary tastes. “You can’t tell a book by its cover if it […]
Welcome to Saturday night. Hope you like what I’ve dug up for you this week. Okay, this first one isn’t technically poetry, but if you’re interested in Bright Star, Jane Campion’s film about John Keats,