4 articles

The Motherhood Gig

An unhappy mother yearns for a return to her creative roots.

"It seemed to her now like motherhood was a constant fall, a never-ending tumble. After she’d finished her nursery fresco and looked for surprise shapes in her sky, Marlee couldn’t find any meaning in the edges and swirls she had created."


‘An Addict With Friends’

Robert Aaron was a veteran horn player who sold bags of heroin to friends to support his own habit. Then his friend Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed.


Pink Slime

Inside the cluttered Los Angeles apartment of lo-fi auteur Ariel Pink.


Muddy Waters and Mozart

A memory of interviewing the late great songwriter Townes Van Zandt shortly before his death.