“In a tactile way, things feel lovely and serene and intriguing. You’re led from one place to the next through your own imagination and inclination to explore and discover.”
Harvard Book Store
"That’s kind of the sentiment that both the government and these [smartphone] companies would like you to have—this feeling of powerlessness. And that’s the reason I try to keep a positive tone in the book."
Every line I enter into my computer about the Hub is also part of a love story, because like a parent in the 1950s (or today, I guess) attempting to rationalize smacking their kids, I truly love the objects of my animosity. Oftentimes, it hurts me more than it hurts Boston to level such relentless criticism.
"It was a very tense moment. I knew you can do a book with this but from the very beginning I knew the comic would be a very good medium to convey a story like that. Slow paced but with a little tension."
Lindy West and quashing sexist slurs
It goes without saying that this a seriously subjective roundup, compiled by our brain trust and the interjectors who barged into our discussions at the coffee shops and bars where our list blossomed.
In a sea of perplexing novels and short stories that seek to highlight the good in bad characters, Ottessa Moshfegh‘s work rises above it all with murky water dripping from its edges, forgoing the good altogether to ...
An entire week of things you should do.
I’m not old, but something weird happens on the road [that makes you] know the spots you like, but in a bad way. You’re like “I’ve been here before, I remember that." If I have time I try to go to the museums to feel like I’m doing something, and not just eating.
Q+A and signing for McCloud's latest graphic novel The Sculptor