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At Home with Anne Lamott and Her Sacred Objects

At Home with Anne Lamott and Her Sacred Objects

“I’m the opposite of Marie Kondo,” writer Anne Lamott says. “I believe that an incredibly clean desk is a sign of being stuck, but of course everyone has their own way of making a desk safe or comforting for them. I like piles of paper, and I like notes everywhere.”...
At Home with ‘SNL’ Comedy Maven Heidi Gardner

At Home with ‘SNL’ Comedy Maven Heidi Gardner

Heidi Garner needs a bit of warm-up to tap into her creative flow. Light floods the 14th-floor DUMBO apartment she calls home, where she lives with her husband, writer Zeb Wells, and their three cats, Marshall, Cubby Bear, and Tweaky. An ideal morning includes a bit...
Emily St. John Mandel on Working Through Chaos

Emily St. John Mandel on Working Through Chaos

There’s a little bit of chaos pervading the office of writer Emily St. John Mandel. When we visit, her Greenwood Heights home is under construction and, space being a complicated issue in Brooklyn, her office room has become a defacto storage room. A couch turned on...
The Best Books Lorrie Moore Read in 2018

The Best Books Lorrie Moore Read in 2018

Known for her dark sense of humor, Lorrie Moore’s writing is always sharp, witty, and moving, whether in the form of short stories, novels, or, in this case, critical essays. Lorrie’s latest book—See What Can Be Done—is a compilation of her cultural criticism,...