Our man in Boston sits down for an extended chat with the author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, covering Kissinger’s travel woes, the beauty of track meets, and the very best place to be a fiction writer in America: Dallas.
Selected as a notable work for The Best American Essays 2013, a writer takes a two-week journey across the United States—specifically visiting towns named Paris, with a clipboard and a hundred questionnaires—to uncover what Americans really think about the French today.
I’ve spent my life complaining and arguing and telling stories about the city I came from. Then I changed—but it did, too.
For some Americans, the French way of life is best. Other people simply prefer “freedom fries.” A two-week journey across the U.S.—passing through a handful of towns named Paris—to find out what Americans really think about France today. (Part three of four.)
For some Americans, the French way of life is best. Others simply prefer “freedom fries.” A two-week journey across the U.S.—passing through a handful of towns named Paris—to find out what Americans really think about France today. (Parts one through three of four.)
I knew when I was in trouble—like the time I was 13 and was caught watching porn on my dad’s computer—and I knew I couldn’t escape my fate. Nor would I have wanted to.
Animated images inspired by Carl Sagan that show humans made from stars.
As Texas burns, prayers are answered in the form of a feathered-haired governor. It’s a good thing he already knows how to beat down the devil.
The South by Southwest Music Festival is a never-ending stream of bands, booze, and laminates that barrels through Austin, Texas, each spring. Just because you’re not going doesn’t mean you can’t review it.
Every year for South by Southwest, thousands of creative visionaries descend upon Austin, Texas. You might meet some of them, too—if only you weren’t at the Interactive portion of the festival.