FROM Joseph McElroy
Joseph McElroy (Part 2 of 2) Relationships and marriage, violence and loss, houses and homes are the deeply conventional subjects that occupy this unconventional novel. In the second part of a two-part interview, Joseph McElroy shows how his oblique techniques evoke and mirror the emotional intricacies of our daily lives.
Joseph McElroy (Part 1 of 2) Joseph McElroy, one of the innovative masters of narrative, gives a rare two-part interview. This week, we talk about the way the novelist strives to represent the workings of consciousness, and the new techniques necessary to create a facsimile of the way memory is structured.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.