When you’re carving out your space to create that NYT bestseller, don’t forget to move your mental furniture around, too.
When you can't find inspiration on your laptop, pick up your blender. (And also, focus on your behaviors and all that other stuff.)
What better way to process a terrible workweek than by analyzing other creative people's failures…
In my latest essay, "When Our Heroes Fail Us", I explored the complexity of loving an artist's work in the aftermath of a public reckoning or scandal. Both Kanye West and Junot Diaz are, in my eyes, creative geniuses, but recent weeks have seen them both fall from grace. How does that change my relationship with their work, and where do I go from here?
If you don't follow a conventional path to success, are you doomed to failure? Or does your savvy actually guarantee success? Hmmm...
A convenience store chain called Kum & Go? Businesses named after religious figures? A place where it's cheaper to breathe? No, these aren't random plot points from an obscure indie film. These are observations from my first trip to Arkansas-the place I'll be living for the next 2-3 years.
New York is a city full of dreams and possibilities but it's also chock full of harsh realities. After 11 years, I'm leaving all of it behind.
This week, I'm exploring ways to understand and deal with email anxiety.
We live in a culture that relishes a good clapback, but is there really any benefit to this beyond being the meanest kid on the playground?
Have you ever been told you "speak white"? This week's podcast dives into what it means and why it's problematic.