David Wagner

Category: Profiles

Donald Goldmacher Rails At The Death Of America’s Middle Class

Elbows on the table and forehead scrunched, Goldmacher – leaning over for emphasis and dramatically lowering his sandpaper voice – says, “People who thought they were living the American dream are now seeing that it’s becoming a nightmare. And the question is: What will they do about it?”

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Emerging Novelist Justin Torres Writes What He Has To

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“When I first started, I was very angry. I felt that I’d been betrayed, and that life is unfair – which it is. But I had a juvenile attitude toward it all. I wrote really violent, angry stories, much more so than anything that’s in that book. I had to learn that it’s not going to move people unless you capture the full range of human emotion and behavior. Nobody’s just purely evil.”

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Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hangs Up His Father’s Hat

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“I’m 63, and I finally don’t have to justify my existence to my father.”

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