INTERVIEWS & PROFILES

MIKE MULLIN
by Amy Goldschlager

Post-apocalyptic fiction has been undergoing a resurgence these past few years. The world’s been destroyed by plague, aliens, zombies, nuclear war and catastrophic climate change, to name a few. Mike Mullin’s apocalypse of choice for his YA trilogy—which now concludes with Sunrise—was the eruption of the supervolcano at Yellowstone. He chose that potential event because no ...


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EDUARDO SANTIAGO
by Sarah Rettger

When Eduardo Santiago's first novel came out in 2006, everything seemed to be going right. “I was very lucky that Tomorrow They Will Kiss was picked up by Little, Brown almost as soon as I finished it,” he says. The novel, which tells the story of Cuban émigrés working at a New Jersey factory in the 1960s, earned ...


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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: GAY LIFE IN THE NEWS AND IN BOOKS
by Claiborne Smith

Every time some new headline about gay people courses through the news—that would be every day lately—I say a little prayer of thanks for writers, the publishing industry and those of us who write about books. The cultural strife that marriage equality and anti-discrimination legislation engender can be such a wellspring of inspiration for artists. Not that long ...


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IN MEMORIAM: GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ
by Gregory McNamee

He came, he wrote, from a land where the sun burned so brightly that the sunflowers didn’t know where to turn, a place where ice was a mystery and history had a Faulknerian habit of finding no beginning and no end, but a whole lot of middle. From these things, Gabriel García Márquez conjured a body of ...


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BLOGS

'GROUNDHOG DAY' ON RED BULL
by Ana Grilo

 

“I am writing this for you.

My enemy.

My friend.

You know, already, you must know.

You have lost.”

It starts with the beginning of the end. When Harry August is living his 11th life, he receives a message passed down the generations from child to adult, child to adult, from 1,000 years forward in time to Harry’s ...


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WE ARE STILL STANDING
by Julie Danielson

 

Vernacular photography. It’s a New Thing I Learned from reading Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler’s Girls Standing on Lawns, published by the Museum of Modern Art and set to be released in early May.

As we learn from notes in the back of the book, written by both Kalman and Handler, the two met in Bologna. (“Every meal ...


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FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.
by Patrick Hester

 

Few characters have enjoyed the same staying power as Mary Shelley's creation, Frankenstein. For many people around my age, our first experience with The Modern Prometheus came in the form of Boris Karloff's iconic portrayal in Universal Studios' Frankenstein and it's sequels. The film was dark and moody, and set the character firmly in the role of ...


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