A Warm Welcome, in Pictures
A presentation this ambitious could easily overwhelm, and I’ll admit that this is how I felt when I found that the information booklet had a spine. But once tamed by the Beinecke curators, the exhibit is a creature of the large and friendly sort.
Middletown and the Paradox of Belonging
On Thursday night, I spent three hours in Middletown, an “ordinary place” in an “ordinary time.” Built on the ruins of two other towns, it claims a main street called Main Street, its own public library and a handful of questionable Native American legends. The citizens of Middletown are talkative, endearingly awkward and friendly enough. »
“Okay, but what do you want me to do about it?” I ask the woman in the pink dress. She stares tiredly at me, her head resting on her fist.
Adina Hoffman: Narrating Nonfiction
Adina Hoffman embraces her American and Jewish roots to write with a unique world-view. WEEKEND had the chance to meet up with Hoffman to discuss her work, her prize, and what it means to write great nonfiction.
A Brave Landing
When I first entered the Yale School of Architecture’s newest exhibit, "Everything Loose Will Land," I was confronted by a triangular fortress, 20 feet wide on each leg with rectangular portals, towering up to the ceiling amidst dangling neon shapes.