Chris Ware makes comics. He’s been doing this since he was an undergrad at the University of Texas in the late Eighties and then a discontented grad student at the Art Institute of Chicago… Read More

A little over two weeks before the final draft of my Ph.D. was due to be submitted to the University of Chicago library, I found myself in a windowless room above a big-box shopping… Read More

David Foster Wallace, who hanged himself in his home last September, wrote about authenticity, self-consciousness and the pursuit of happiness in America. It became a commonplace and then a cliché and then almost a… Read More

“Anyone can find tranquility on top of a mountain. Can you find it in the middle of Times Square?” Each summer solstice, thousands of yoga aficionados, and some novices, gather at Times Square to… Read More