I wrote a microhistory of a microhistorian—the remarkable Jill Lepore, a prolific contributor to the New Yorker and an Americanist at Harvard—for Dissent. The piece got picked up by Arts and Letters Daily, The Atlantic Wire, and Jezebel.
Read “The Clock Test” in the 30th Anniversary issue of the Alaska Quarterly Review. It runs alongside some wonderful poems by Kay Ryan, Tomas Transtromer, Billy Collins, and Jane Hirshfield.
P.S. See some of the notes that figure in the piece here, password: “alaska.”
On the history of bookshelves and bookshelf behavior.
Update: ”Shelf-Conscious” was translated into Italian and published in Internazionale this week!
On Patricia Bosworth’s biography of Jane Fonda.
On Watching Grass Grow, a documentary about Anselm Kiefer.
On the work of Jonathan Dee.