Goodbye to Prada Marfa?
Breaking: The Texas Department of Transportation declared Prada Marfa an illegal advertising sign, potentially subject to forced removal. The determination took Michael Elmgreen, one of the two Berlin-based artists of Prada Marfa, by surprise:
“If I were head of the office there, I would fire the person who came up with this,” Mr. Elmgreen said. “If it really is against the regulations, they should have found out in 2005 when it was erected.”
I wrote about feral hog hunting with Philipp Meyer, author of the incredible Texas epic, The Son.
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.
On the history of bookshelves and bookshelf behavior.
Update: ”Shelf-Conscious” was translated into Italian and published in Internazionale this week!