World Makers: Ocean Vuong and James Ijames

I heard someone talking to or about the the writer Ocean Vuong every time I turned on the radio last week, and then I opened the New Yorker and saw him in there. I recognized his name from the cover of a book of poetry I picked up a few years ago, Night Sky with … Continue reading World Makers: Ocean Vuong and James Ijames

Beautiful things: Reflections at a Carole King musical

I’m not a big crier. I usually receive sad stories and bittersweet twists in a matter of fact way. I am especially resistant to a movie or show that attempts to contrive or construct certain emotional responses. Just tell the story and I’ll decide how I feel. And I don’t usually feel like crying. I … Continue reading Beautiful things: Reflections at a Carole King musical