What’s on my Nightstand: August 2019


Naamah | Sarah Blake

What Belongs to You | Garth Greenwell


Horace | Reverend T. Buckley

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel | Alexander Chee

American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass | Douglas S. Massey & Nancy A. Denton

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl | Harriet A Jacobs

Women | Annie Leibovitz & Susan Sontag

Maid | Stephanie Land

Short Fiction

Cougar |Maria Anderson | The Iowa Review

Madeline | Ludwig Bemelmans

Under the Wave | Lauren Groff | The New Yorker

Open Mouth | Ayla Zuraw-Friedland | Gay Mag


The Doe | Leila Chatti | Narrative Magazine

Scylla and Charybdis | Megan Fernandes | The New Yorker

She Had Some Horses | Joy Harjo

Dog Moon | Rikki Lights

Almost Human | Ocean Vuong (listen)

The New Yorker

Essay (selected)

Elegy in Times Square | Lily Burana | Longreads

Why I’m Joining the Climate Strike – and Why You Should, Too | Rio Constantino | Global Climate Strike

How I Came to Own My Name | Lauren De Pino | The New York Times

Cyrus Grace Dunham on a Year Without a Name | Cyrus Grace Dunham | The New Yorker

Remembering Woodstock ’94 | Steve Edwards | Longreads

If You Jump Into my Arms I Will Catch You | Miriam Feldman | ENTROPY

The Borderland | Leigh Hopkins | The Rumpus

Gioncarlo Valentine’s Searing Portrait of the Fears of Young Black Men | Kiese Laymon | The New Yorker

The Meaning of Silence in Conversations About Death | Michael Erard and Mosaic | The Atlantic

Early Menopause Gave Me a Dating Superpower | Lisa Kirchner | Dame Magazine

The Dehumanizing Politics of Likability |Teow Lim Goh | Los Angeles Review of Books

The Gall of Ghislane Maxwell | Naomi Fry | The New Yorker

On Likeability | Lacy M. Johnson | TinHouse

Rise and Fall of the Pocket Protector | Henry Petroski | American Scientist

Interview / OpEd / Review

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #189: Sarah Blake | Greg Mania | The Rumpus

Kristen Stewart Plays It Cool | Durga Chew-Bose | Vanity Fair

“Next year, Stewart will embark on adapting for the screen Lidia Yuknavitch’s book The Chronology of Water...listening to her speak about first reading the book sounds holy and indoctrinating, as if Stewart mainlined the words. “The way [Yuknavitch] talks about having a body, and the shame of having that. The way that she’s really dirty, embarrassing, weird, gross, a girl. It was a coming-of-age story I haven’t seen yet. I grew up watching fucking American Pie, these dudes jacking off in their socks like it was the most normal thing, and it was hilarious. Imagine a girl coming—it’s like, what, so scary and bizarre. I feel like I started reading her stuff, and she was articulating things that I’m like, ‘Dude, I didn’t have the words for that, but thank you.’”

Meet Chani Nicholas, The Fashion World’s Go-To Astrologer | Hannah Hanra | Vogue

U.S.-Denmark Relations Are Now in the Hands of a Conspiracy-Loving, Climate-Denying Ex-Actress | Will Sommer | Daily Beast

Paul Lisicky Interviewed by Adam Swanson | Adam Swanson | Corporeal Writing

Magazine / Newspaper / Pamphlet

The CRISIS | April 1964

Lesbian Connection: free to lesbians worldwide, but the suggested donation is $7/issue (more if you can, less if you can’t), May/June 2019 issue

The New Yorker

The Week


Vanity Fair



Rose Art washable markers (red, black)

Vintage Notebook Agenda | Jenni Bick Custom Journals

Tibetan singing bowl / lavender springs

beach stones

Pixel glasses


3.5 % Project




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