In Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life,” It Doesn’t Get Better
Books

In Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life,” It Doesn’t Get Better

I’ve never contemplated jumping out a window while clutching an over 800 page book before reading Hanya Yanagihara’s distressing, bleaker than bleak novel A Little Life. Published in 2015, Yanagihara describes the writing of her book as “a fever dream.” And well, it’s not that much different to read–a bildungsroman filtered through extreme, seemingly unending … Continue reading

Progress, Real and Imagined: Nicole Eisenman’s Temporal Drag in ‘Al-ugh-ories’
Art

Progress, Real and Imagined: Nicole Eisenman’s Temporal Drag in ‘Al-ugh-ories’

In the catalogue for her current exhibition Al-ugh-ories at the New Museum, artist Nicole Eisenman responds to a question on her employment of painting by the Museum’s Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni who asks, “Did you feel that you were taking on a slightly anachronistic medium?” Eisenman replies, “That never occurred to me. Maybe it had … Continue reading