Is This Reality?

I’m working my way through my backlog of podcasts, leftover from my trip to the US, and currently am listening to Slate’s Culture Gabfest. The show discusses Karl Knausgård’s piece My Saga in the New York Times Magazine. When Dana Stevens calls the piece self-indulgent and solipsistic, Stephen Metcalf defends it, arguing that Knausgård was … [Read more…]

Adventures In Babysitting

A few weeks ago, I spent the week with a good friend of mine who lives in Washington, DC and has a three-year-old son. Fortunately (for me) the munchkin was off at his father’s for most of the week but he returned towards the end of my stay. My friend had an engagement one evening, … [Read more…]