Book as Art Object?, or How Do I Read the Damn Thing?

I have always been fascinated by the evolution of print. I've also enjoyed Jonathan Safran Foer's previous works of fiction, including Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. So I am definitely intrigued by his newest work,┬áTree of Codes. While Extremely Loud played with images and photographs and their ability to jar us, … Continue reading Book as Art Object?, or How Do I Read the Damn Thing?

On Why James Franco Needs to Stop Talking So Damn Much and Stop Writing Altogether

When I was at UCLA, I held a position on the editorial board for the university literary magazine. Rather inconsequential, you would think. Except for the fact that James Franco went to my university as an undergrad and insisted on having his voice heard (or read, I guess) in print. James was not a stranger … Continue reading On Why James Franco Needs to Stop Talking So Damn Much and Stop Writing Altogether