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The Dregs

Once upon a recession a family of wandering gypsies arrived in America by way of steamer from Istanbul, and later, by banana freighter from Panama. The clan was headed by Haggar Dreg of the Hungarian Dregs, a stout, red faced man with big hands and a devious heart. 2,484 more words


Seeing Something Awful

“People don’t realize that when you are working on a painting, every day you are seeing something awful,” Albert Oehlen said in an interview with Peter Schjeldahl from the New Yorker. 265 more words

Technique And Demo

On Learning & Losing Language: A Reading List

Language shapes every facet of our lives—how we communicate, how we act, how we feel. When we can name something, we feel comfort and security (think of the medical diagnosis, the new baby’s name). 476 more words


Novel Update: Tiered Rejections

I recently received what’s called a “tiered rejection” from the New Yorker in regards to a piece of poetry I sent them earlier this year. While hardly cause for celebration, a “tiered rejection” denotes interest in further submissions, meaning I’m capable of at least approaching the vague creative realm required by the New Yorker. 466 more words

Age of Ambition and Lu Xun's stories - book reviews

A much-anticipated book on China that I had been planning to read for a long time was Evan Osnos’ Age of Ambition, which I finally did thanks to the good old Taipei library. 413 more words