by Ben Gassman
JUNE 2014 | Theater
Little-kiss lives. Im a sucker for broken alliteration and this phrase popped out of Ariel Stesss play Mother Milkan adaptation of Aeschyluss Oresteia set amidst American college town domestic squabbles and at what seemed like a family frat party with brother and sister playing grotesque and hilarious drinking gamesand tackled me, some Tuesday evening in the late winter of 2009.
SEPT 2012 | Books
Earlier this spring, I had the pleasure of sitting down at an Italian restaurant in the West Village and asking Benjamin Taylorauthor of two novels, Tales Out of School and The Book of Getting Even, and recent editor of Saul Bellow: Lettersabout his new book, Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay, a genre-bending travelogue that is part memoir, part history, part distillation of how ancient myths continue to shape our inner lives.