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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Aug 19, 2017. 18 comments

Good Dog, Best Mannequin Challenge

Good Dog, Best Mannequin Challenge

The mannequin challenge may be “funny” or “cute” or a “brief respite from despairing about humanity’s insistence on exterminating itself,” but one thing that it is not is impressive. There is nothing extraordinary about watching a bunch of people stand around, seemingly frozen in time if only because this is something the vast majority humans can do with ease. Which is to say that “challenge”...

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May 19, 2015.

A Conversation with Maggie Nelson About The Argonauts, Motherhood, Love

A Conversation with Maggie Nelson About The Argonauts, Motherhood, Love

Maggie Nelson writes like no one else on the planet. Her work dives—headlong, yet gracefully—into the ugly, messy, or simply complicated; she treats our bodies’ instincts, whether fear, desire, or violence, with the same erudite analysis more often accorded to art and literature, the offspring of those instincts. She buttresses her own sharp sentences with the words of philosophers and other...

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