Katie Hagen on “Why I Quit Facebook”
In the short essay “Why I Quit Facebook” (Issue 2), Katie Hagen explores the “weirdness” of Facebook–its social loneliness, its alienating attention. In this interview, she discusses her editing process and the connection between music and writing.
Mary Laura Philpott on “Lobsterman”
Mary Laura Philpott takes normalcy to task in “Lobsterman” (Issue 6), a quick, witty essay about the misunderstandings and miscalculations of childhood. In this interview, she discusses her writing strategies, from finding inspiration in fiction to beating writer’s block.