Simon & Garfunkel’s Old Friends, Carole King’s Tapestry, Amy Winehouse’s Frank and Back to Black
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
“Dispatches from the Russian River,” Alexis Coe’s essays on ambition, nature, and techies / an article by Ben Dolnick about the similarities between crossword puzzles and writing fiction / this shapeshifting video of 500 years of female subjects in Western art / this interview I did with Mia Alvar for The Rumpus / my interview with California Wives for SOMA Magazine
Well, here I am again. It certainly has been awhile, and I obviously can’t be trusted to post on this blog consistently, but that doesn’t mean I won’t try. I want to use this space to talk about literature and other random things that suit my fancy, but I also have plans to examine fashion critically here.
As I peruse fashion magazines and blogs and find little there to stimulate me intellectually, I constantly ask myself, is there an intelligent way to approach, think about, and discuss fashion? Or are we destined only to extremes—mindless articles that seemingly serve to sell clothes and, on the other end of the spectrum, sociological studies on dress? The latter definitely interests me more, and though I’m no sociology scholar, I’d like to put some time into thinking about style, its effects on contemporary culture, and fashion as art. I’ve only come across one—now defunct—blog that does something similar, and I hope to contribute to a new conversation on fashion. Though posting photos of my personal style was fun (and I may still post wish lists and looks), I want to use this blog for words and ideas. I am a writer, after all.