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Dear Monica

September 15th, 2008 · No Comments

I woke up on November 3, 2004 with little hope left. The night before we had watched the early returns of the presidential election together, and by the time I had gone to bed no one had yet definitively reported the winner, but the momentum was swinging. I didn’t sleep well. That morning, I heard […]

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Tags: correspondence

Ish Klein Reads CA Conrad

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

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Tags: CA Conrad · correspondence · Ish Klein · Listen · Weird Deer Hotline

Dear Katie,

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Our talk about the election the other day got me thinking about the issue of electability, which is something I wish nobody thought about. In fact, I’m beginning to think that “electability” is usually just a proxy for other concerns that for some reason we can’t seem to get at directly. John Edwards, clawing for […]

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Tags: correspondence · Electability · John Edwards · Paul Killebrew · Super Tuesday 2008

Dear Monica,

January 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Travis might have convinced you that I’m really into politics, but don’t let him fool you. I’m not one of those Iowans. Well, at least I wasn’t ’till this year. Maybe it’s because I’m older and more mature (18!), or maybe it’s because the candidates are more fascinating this year (Chris Dodd’s hair!). Whatever it […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Caity Mills · correspondence · Iowa Caucus · Monica

Dear Travis,

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

I have a crush on the Ninth Amendment. I lay awake at night dreaming of its open embrace, agonizing over what I could possibly say to it, feeling wonderful and awful at the same time. Why? Just listen: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others […]

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Tags: Baby in Briefcase · Cletus · correspondence · John Hart Ely · Paul Killebrew · The Ninth Amendment

Dear Seeb,

December 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The artist Lee Lozano wrote in her notebook on December 20, 1969: “Confinement is the near root of all my rage.” Recently, I’ve been trying to imagine her name as a verb. Lee Lozano. Do you know her work? I think you would like it. She’s mostly known for her tool drawings and paintings—big graphic […]

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Tags: Artforum · Bennington · correspondence · Katie Geha · Lee Lozano · Look · Reamer · Seeb

His Life

November 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Cornelia Shields has been trying to transcribe all the details of her father’s death, but she says it’s hard. “I’m trying to get it all down,” she told me over the phone last Wednesday, “My dad was never so proud of me as the day he found out I was keeping a diary. I keep […]

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Tags: Andy Warhol · Bernadette Mayer · correspondence · Ghosts · John Cage · Making Visible the Invisible · perestroika · Robert Shields · Travis-Nichols

Dear Danielle

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I think you’ll appreciate that Li-Young Lee is currently out of fashion (I haven’t heard his name mentioned in seven years) and, yet, I consider him one of the poets with the most influence on me. His book The City in which I Love You was the first “slim volume of verse” (to use Christina’s […]

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Tags: correspondence · J'Lyn Chapman · Li-Young Lee · Uncategorized

Dear Sidney Albo,

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

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Tags: correspondence · Full Gospel Tabernacle · Sidney Albo · The Floor and the Ceiling

Brian Love Answers

August 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Previously, Brian Love, our Visiting Advice Columnist for 2007-2008, received the following questions: Dear Mr. Love, For years, after a rainstorm, upon seeing a great many worms displaced from the earth, I have had the compulsion to take each worm, one by one, and replace them back into the dirt. It has always been my […]

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Tags: Advice · Ask Brian Love · correspondence · Galaga · Worms