A dream that we can see and feel

David Ulin on the landscape of Los Angeles @ Design Observer. During the late 1980s, when I was first feeling out my relationship with Los Angeles, I used to visit from New York on a semi-regular basis, staying with a friend in his duplex in West Hollywood. Back then, I knew nothing about Southern California:… Read more »

The state of exile has the structure of a dream

Richard Byrne reflects on the essays and fiction of Croatian writer Dubravka Ugrešić @ The Common Review. Once upon a time there was a magical empire of letters called Central Europe. Its borders were fuzzy but recognizable. Vienna was its capital. The receding Ottoman Empire provided more of its territory. It was a place that… Read more »