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Book reviews

   (2019.12.31)

Including three that permanently reset my mindset (term used advisedly)

   (2017.12.29)

Billy Hayes’ Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me; Douglas Thomas’ Never Use Futura

   (2017.08.18)

Eric Kandel brilliantly explains how we see first, then perceive texture second. This explains why I like a lot of things I like, but nobody’s really taking me up on that knowledge, are they, now

   (2016.01.04)

Here by Richard McGuire, which has radically recalibrated my sense of time. (Nº 2: Norwegian Wood)

   (2014.01.24)

The atrociously edited and sequenced book The AIDS Generation by Halkitis has a tiny saving grace in direct testimony from eldergays about their estrangement from gay culture

   (2012.09.10)

When not inveighing against racist, elite white gay men, Sarah Schulman provides novel and useful analysis of “gentrification,” literature, gay men, AIDS, and more in The Gentrification of the Mind

   (2012.07.09)

Nobody told me that the now-notorious Sheila Heti review in the New Yorker included a stunning photograph of the authoress

   (2012.04.12)

A designer tells a client why his designs say what the client means. Young designers need Monteiro’s Design Is a Job to learn how to do that. Design Is a Job needed an editor

   (2011.09.19)

A ringing endorsement of half of Half an endorsement of
The Chairs Are Where the People Go by Glouberman (“with” Heti)

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