Ann Marlowe

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The Politics of Home

Illustration by Pamela JaegerIn her gripping memoir of “growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran,” Azadeh Moaveni illuminates one of the broadest political truths: Falseness in sexual life leads to falseness everywhere, the denial of truths of the individual body leads to corruption of the body politic. This......

Great Odds, Odd Goods

Author Ann Marlowe (How To Stop Time) will be blogging from Afghanistan every week through mid-October. Monday, September 20 Took a plunge in the enticing swimming pool just outside my window, wearing a long-sleeved shirt and pants, but I only lasted two laps. As I explained to the small group......
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A Room of Her Own

Truth, beautiful, innocence, stars, summer, rain, love, candy, heaven, sleep, dying, frozen, cold, cynical, angels, petals, wilted: These are the key words, some expected, some not, that punctuate the long poem of Celebrity Skin. Despite the silly static "glamour" of the cover, which does Courtney Love's real charisma and originality......
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