About Cody Walker

Cody Walker is the author of Shuffle and Breakdown (Waywiser, 2008) and the coeditor of Alive at the Center: An Anthology of Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Ooligan, 2013).

Sports Report

I used to want Calvin Trillin’s job at The Nation—and I still do, I guess—but the job I really want belongs to Beau Estes at NBA.com. Estes provides the commentary (most nights, anyway) for the league’s Top Ten plays of…

Second Sleep

So, like I said (or like Chekhov said), We shall rest. But that rest may still be a long way off. In the meantime (ominous word, meantime), we have Karen Russell’s Sleep Donation to keep us awake. Russell imagines an…

Art Spiegelman, Through the Looking-Glass

Tonight in Ypsilanti, Art Spiegelman gave a talk titled “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?” The crowd was a mix of EMU students and fiftysomethings in nylon windbreakers; Spiegelman took the stage dressed in a Lynd Ward t-shirt and holding…

First Sleep

I downloaded Karen Russell’s Sleep Donation last week on the same evening my partner and I were sleep-training (or trying to sleep-train) our four-month-old daughter. Why read about sleeplessness, when a harrowing form of sleeplessness (brought on by a trio…

Not-So-Deep Thoughts

Slate is running a series of articles this week adapted from Peter McGraw and Joel Warner’s forthcoming study The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny. (The book is scheduled for release on April 1, of course.)…

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