The Metal Detector
I say I was learning Italian, but in fact I was learning English too. Relearning it. Nothing makes you more aware of your own language, its structure and strategies, than the differences of a new one.
1 week, 5 days ago
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2 weeks, 6 days ago
I had told Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone that I would cover the Patty Hearst trial, and this pushed me into examining my thoughts about California.
He died of suddenness
Breath caught short in that last moment
Where everything that came before
Or could have happened after
Moved past inquiry
Or capture… 158 more words
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Here’s what I read this week:
1. The zen of the Buzzfeed Tasty video.
2. Hillary Clinton, “superpredators” and the deep roots of mass incarceration in the United States. 83 more words
By Matthew E. Milliken
April 1, 2016
This week, I stumbled upon “Reconstructing Ronald Reagan,” a 2007 article that Russell Baker wrote for 822 more words
A few weeks ago, I had occasion to mention Renata Adler’s famous attack in the New York Review of Books on the reputation of the film critic… 1,037 more words
3 months, 1 week ago