New Year, New QuestionsIt’s 2020. What are your writing goals for the year? What are you working on? Where are you stuck? What are you afraid of? Ask, answer, let’s do…
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I hate endings. Well, hate isn’t the right word. I just don’t care about them. It’s my big weakness as an editor. I’m obsessed with beginnings. Startin…
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Taste is a strange concept. We think of it as a valorizing quality. Having taste. The implication being that having it means you have good taste. I hav…
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We are coming up on the end of 2019. This is bullshit. Who approved this? I would like to speak to the manager. Why is this happening to me? *ahem* Sor…
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Knives Out: the Requirement of the Twist [This post contains spoilers for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out] Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is a throwback. An homag…
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Parasite: the Subterranean Subtext [This newsletter contains spoilers for Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite.] Parasite is a difficult film to talk about. It’s me…
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[This newsletter contains spoilers for Pedro Almovódar’s Pain and Glory.] The Artist as Twist I don’t know if Almodóvar’s movie is autobiographical. I …
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SPOILER WARNING: This essay is going to unabashedly spoil the shit out of Pain and Glory, Parasite, and Knives Out. You have been warned. I generally d…
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[This is an occasional series that is ostensibly about the craft of writing but is in fact a very unsubtle excuse to talk about how much I love tableto…
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NaNoAskMoIt’s November so that means a lot of y’all are trying to write an absolutely bananas number of words over the next few weeks. Remember to drink …
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In case you didn’t get it from the name, this newsletter can be a little harsh sometimes. I aim to talk about the dustier corners of the business, to s…
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I really like Korean food. I didn’t always, but as an adult I’ve learned to appreciate the food of my people. From the rich, briney stews to the sweet,…
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