“I walked out of the screening completely perplexed by the experience, but since then I haven’t been able to shake the film. It’s like a dream you hope to revisit until some sort of answer reveals itself.”
This week’s staff picks, including Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja, a new story by Haruki Murakami, and Josh Dorman at Ryan Lee Gallery.

“I walked out of the screening completely perplexed by the experience, but since then I haven’t been able to shake the film. It’s like a dream you hope to revisit until some sort of answer reveals itself.”

This week’s staff picks, including Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja, a new story by Haruki Murakami, and Josh Dorman at Ryan Lee Gallery.

Jane Smiley on her absent father and her upbringing: “A girl who is overlooked has a good chance of not learning what it is she is supposed to do. A girl who is free can grow up free of preconceptions. Sometimes, from the outside, my work and my life look daring, but I am not a daring person. I am just a person who was never taught what not to try.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

Jane Smiley on her absent father and her upbringing: “A girl who is overlooked has a good chance of not learning what it is she is supposed to do. A girl who is free can grow up free of preconceptions. Sometimes, from the outside, my work and my life look daring, but I am not a daring person. I am just a person who was never taught what not to try.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

It crashed into a thicket of cross-hatching.              Somewhere a knight rode on, sure                            Death was an old man on foot,                                        waving an hourglass,                                                     easily outrun.
—Debora Greger, from “Death Comes to Florida.” Art: Tom Polo.

It crashed into a thicket of cross-hatching.
              Somewhere a knight rode on, sure
                            Death was an old man on foot,
                                        waving an hourglass,
                                                     easily outrun.

Debora Greger, from “Death Comes to Florida.” Art: Tom Polo.