Sugimoto’s Darkness

Brian Michael Murphy
June 17, 2014
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You’re unlikely to find a more beautiful book than Hiroshi Sugimoto, designed by Takaaki Matsumodo. The book is cloth-bound in shadow-blue, with a slight sheen, only a shallow stamp of the artist’s name on the front cover and spine. It…

Their Aim Is Just Off

Cody Walker
June 16, 2014
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We all have our people: writers or singers or actors or comedians who shaped us and sustained us and to whom we remain loyal, because to forget them would be to forget ourselves (our sixteen-year-old selves, our twenty-two-year-old selves). A…

Ha, Ha

Cody Walker
May 31, 2014
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Last week I bought a book because of its epigraph. The book is Joshua Ferris’s To Rise Again at a Decent Hour; the epigraph is “‘Ha, ha’ – Job 39:25.” What a perfect collision: three words—boom! I was jealous of Ferris…

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