The Case For Preferring Older Books (2019/04/04 05:00)
You miss out on less than you think.
Sympathetic And Practical Magics (2018/12/18 08:00)
It's hard not to be foolishly romantic about certain things, like the workspaces or utensils of great artists.
Our Respective Things (2018/12/08 05:00)
My work can only really be measured against my other work. Same with yours.
Paint Your Lunch (2018/11/20 05:00)
This Art-Too Unit Has A Bad Motivator (2018/11/15 08:00)
More from Steve on the whole vexed issue of doing what you think you want to do, not what you actually want to do.
Bad Fuel For Brooding (2018/11/14 07:00)
This whole business of how we become the stories we tell ourselves is so easy to get wrong and in so many ways.
Creativity Repeating Itself (2018/10/25 08:00)
“Every director has one film to make. He just keeps remaking it.”
Anxieties Of Influence (2018/09/04 05:00)
"...there’s a chance if you’re inspired by an author or a creator, you won’t do it quite right."
For Me Or For Them Or For Us? (2018/08/22 09:00)
When you start by trying to please others instead of yourself, you end up pleasing no one.
Watts Up (2018/07/15 08:00)
On how social-reading network Wattpad is becoming a hub for discovering the next big thing.
How To Tell Me Something I Want To Hear (So I Can Just Ignore It And Move On) (2018/07/05 05:00)
On not caring what other people think of your work, while at the same time caring about your work.
It's X Meets Y, But With Z! (2018/07/03 05:00)
"There is no reading experience in an idea, only in its execution."
The Paradox Of Limits (2018/06/15 08:00)
Maybe we need to speak of focus rather than limits.
No Second Guessing (2018/06/10 08:00)
More on why motives matter for creative work.
The Incuriosity Complex (2018/04/20 05:00)
Being generally incurious about life is bad enough; it's far worse when you're trying to create.
Pick Something And Stick With It (2018/04/02 08:00)
The Drive To Create (2018/03/02 08:00)
In re Jarmusch's 'Paterson'.
I Am A Rock, I Am An Island (2018/02/24 08:00)
People aren't flowers, of the hothouse variety or otherwise, and neither are artists.
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, But Sometimes They Just Turn Out To Be Cattle Rustlers (2018/01/20 05:00)
We need to have more nuanced ways of taking what matters for us from a given creator and from their works.
Ruined Forever (2018/01/19 05:00)
No critic can ever "ruin" a work you like, unless you don't know what their job really is.
If You Can't Please Yourself ... (2018/01/19 08:00)
Works don't exist just to please audiences. But authors also don't exist just to please themselves.
The 'I' In Experiment (2017/11/21 07:00)
All art is experimental. Let's not shy away from that.
If You Really Cared About This ... (2017/10/16 08:00)
Why the morality-play view of personal responsibility is bogus.
Other-Upsmanship, Continued (2017/10/14 01:00)
More on why "I could do that, too" is an impulse to grow past.
I Just Can't Help Myself (2017/10/12 07:00)
"Good films are made, because the person behind the camera had to make them."
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind