César Aira has two tremendous strikes against him for the élitist American literary cognoscenti: he is extraordinarily prolific, and his writing has been endorsed by Roberto Bolaño. Quite unfortunately for this unique writer's reputation, it seems that Bolaño's fo
I am a critic and aspiring artist. I live on Flatbush Avenue and haunt the Brooklyn Library. I love architecture and the Seven Wonders of the World. I want to go to Dubai and live in the ruins of the Burj Al-Arab after society falls.
Remedios Varo was born in Angles, Spain, in 1908 and traveled when young with her father throughout Spain and North Africa. She acquired an early interest in mathematics, mechanical drawing, and fantastic locomotive vehicles from her father, a hydraulic engineer.
Later in Barcelona she met the Surr
Raised without a television in rural Virginia, Brooklyn artist Randall Stoltzfus makes richly textured paintings that slowly unfurl into deeply receding landscapes. He has shown in New York, Virginia, Washington, DC., Korea, and in Italy, where he participated in an exhibit of work created in an a