Christopher R. Graham writes freelance in Toronto, Ontario, and runs a David Foster Wallace reading group. Visit him at alifedisported.blogspot.com.
When “small batch” equals big dollars and one-person companies are supported by corporate-size websites, is “hand-made” what we think it is? A report from North America’s largest consumer craft fair, where the competition for puppet dollars is intense.
Some decisions are best made heedlessly, based on the chance for an epic story—and some people think like that all the time. A report on what it’s like to slide down a volcano on a piece of sheet metal at 55 mph.
After practicing with his iPod—and feeling pretty good, actually—a novice discovers the extreme fear of conducting a professional orchestra.
After 26 years writing Harper’s Notebook, Lewis Lapham talks about history, essays, and modern journalists.