It’s an unpopular sentiment, but I kind of love it when Daylight Saving Time ends.
Partly it’s because twilight right now is a velvety indigo you don’t see in any other season. Partly it’s because it reminds me of growing up in the Midwest, and walking home on crisp evenings, through frost-coated leaves, the warm scent of newly re-opened fireplaces in the air. Continue reading “Falling Back”
It was particularly exciting this year, Nobel-Genius Season.
Of course, it’s thrilling every year, when we take a break from the grinding horrors of the news—mass shootings and civil wars—to watch the Nobel Prizes handed out, one a day, for six days, not long after the MacArthur Foundation awards its so-called “genius” fellowships. Continue reading “Champions of the Mind”
The literary world’s been having a bit of fun lately, pummeling novelist Jonathan Franzen.
In a recent interview, the author of The Corrections revealed that he was unsettled by his feelings of disconnection and bewilderment toward the Milennial generation. He wanted to understand 20-somethings better. So he decided to learn about younger people…by adopting an Iraqi orphan. Continue reading “What If?”