Interview
John Jeremiah Sullivan Explores the World of Massage

John Jeremiah Sullivan Explores the World of Massage

  For this weekend’s read, we’re in a throwback mood and recommending John Jeremiah Sullivan’s 2012 piece for the New York Times Magazine, “My Multiday Massage-a-thon.” In the piece, Sullivan, the author of the 2011 essay collection Pulphead and contributor to publications such as The Paris Review and GQ, first declares himself something of a massage...
Mary Karr on Reading and The Art of Memoir

Mary Karr on Reading and The Art of Memoir

This week we recommend an interview with poet and memoirist Mary Karr at The Paris Review, The Art of Memoir No. 1. In the interview, Karr, the author of the memoirs The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit, as well as four volumes of poetry and other works, speaks with Amanda Fortini on the nature of memoir,...
Holding Pattern: designer Lauren O'Neill finds the art in Google and airports

Holding Pattern: designer Lauren O’Neill finds the art in Google and airports

CPH (Copenhagen. This image appeared in Broad Street 1.2, “Hunt, Gather”). Designer and artist Lauren O’Neill uses modern technology to create art out of everyday tools of modern life: Google, satellite imagery, and air travel. Her Tumblr blog, Holding Pattern, gathers bird’s-eye views of airports culled from Google Earth, revealing their abstract, sometimes breathtaking beauty. It’s...
Mosaic Artist Erica Hoverter On Her Process

Mosaic Artist Erica Hoverter On Her Process

 Issue 1.2, “Hunt, Gather,” features a number of works circling the idea of collecting and arranging. We can imagine no more perfect example of this process than the mosaic. Erica Hoverter became a mosaic artist in 2002, after a back injury made it difficult for her to continue her work as a physical therapy technician...

Two Questions: Dawn Whitmore

Dawn Whitmore‘s photographs of unique people groups and locations provide the viewer with a feeling of familiarity with unfamiliar cultures and settings.  For example, Whitmore’s series “Go Fast and Get Dirty,” which includes photographs of motorsports events in the U.S., so casually reveals the intimate details of this American subculture that the world contained in the series seems to look the viewer...