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Catherine Lacey

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Last year I came across Jekyll/Hyde, an EP by someone called Your Friend and I spent a month blasting it daily, swept up in its epic intimacy, the feeling that a friend had made it for me, real friend, the sort of friend who could withstand a significant amount of physical or emotional on my behalf and for whom I would do the same. Luckily I didn't have to wait long before Your Friend, aka...
When Deborah Johnson told me to keep an eye out for the blue house that “looks like a broken cake,” I wasn't sure what I'd find, but as I approached her Clinton Hill home, the description made perfect sense. The sky-blue house slumped as if it had been over-frosted by a child. Johnson is no stranger to translating images into words and more often, music into stunning visuals. If you've been to a Sufjan...
When invited to a writer's house, expectations are often low. Even the most basic awareness for spacial design seems just out of reach. Crooked Ikea desks and long-suffering futons persevere in dark corners. Dusty stacks of books encircle a living room, leaving guests with the vague feeling of being under some kind of literary siege. So it is a relief to be invited to John Dermot Woods and Ginny Woods's home, the top three stories...
Jami Attenberg was standing on the roof of her apartment building, the gray city skyline behind gray city clouds, taking in some freshly installed graffiti. “This stuff is new,” she said while snapping pictures, seeming proud that the unofficial neighborhood beautification team was still laboring in the night. She brightened after noticing the words “Spread Love” scrawled in neon green across a purple heart. The shameless optimism was a welcome addition to the day,...

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