Internet Famous: Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Internet Famous: Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Roughly halfway through Hank Green's debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, protagonist April May steps back from her story of alien statues, cable news blowhards and contagious dreams to evaluate and identify the varying tiers of celebrity. It's an instructive moment that allows Green to examine his own position in the hierarchy of the famous [...]

13 Little Blue Envelopes

I once told a friend that I didn't have any guilty pleasures because I don't understand feeling guilty about whatever art you happen to enjoy. This remains true. However, as we've seen, sometimes this lack of guilt/shame means that I end up investing in works for which I am way, way outside of the target [...]

Late to the Party

I'm the kind of obsessive fool who doesn't do very well with partial experiences. I have a hard time enjoying a TV show unless I get to start at the beginning, if I start a book I need to finish it, and if I dive into some kind of series, I've got to consume the whole [...]