Top Ten Reads of 2011

he following list represents the highlights of a year of reading.  It includes three novels, two works of creative non-fiction, two books of poetry, one biography, one work of criticism/theory, and one book of photography accompanied by poems. The diversity is unintentional.  Some are recent publications, while others are new discoveries for me… More

The New York Times Magazine Best Fiction Staff Picks:

Curious to know what you think about this list from The New York Times Magazine, Clarity readers. Agree? Disagree? Which of your favs made it? Which amazing game-changers were you shocked to see left off? Nabokov’s Lolita was named the clear winner, but apparently Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay wasn’t too far behind.… More

BEST | EVER – Some Anatomies of Melancholy

The UK street art duo BEST | EVER presents their first solo exhibition, Some Anatomies of Melancholy, which is opening on November 11th at London’s Blackall Studios. “…this special exhibition will demonstrate the duo’s exquisite mastery of both photorealism and abstraction, beautifully executed in aerosol spray paint. Some Anatomies of Melan- choly sees the pair… More