Monthly Archives: July 2012

Nabokov’s Synesthesia -or- Painting Lolita

Last blog post, I wrote about Vladimir Nabokov, who was one of the most famous synesthetes ever to live. In his autobiography, he writes with great detail about the experience of his synesthesia, which took the form of words and … Continue reading

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Upstate Living, Upstate Writers

I’m on vacation in upstate New York (the Catskills to be exact, right near Woodstock), and rather than neglect this blog, I’ve decided to do a post of my five favorite writers who are either from upstate, or who have … Continue reading

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Rant: Bad People, Bad Memoirs

This past week, I read two pieces that made me think. One was a series of columns by Cat Marnell (apparently I was supposed to know who this drugged out socialite was before reading them—I didn’t) in Vice Magazine. The … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of WHEN THE HELL DID PEOPLE START READING THIS STUFF IN PUBLIC?!?!?

I admit it. Several years ago when I was in my late teens and early 20s, I would read things in public with a superior air. I would start conversations with people on the subway and in coffee shops who … Continue reading

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