Apprehending Art Vandalism: An Interview with Alexandra Chasin, Author of “Brief”

By Elatia Harris Cover photo of Brief, snow globe and screenshots from Brief, courtesy of Jaded Ibis Press Alexandra Chasin is a Brooklyn-based writer who turned to fiction with her acclaimed collection, Kissed By (FC2, 2007). Her new work, Brief (Jaded Ibis Press, 2012), is an app novel for the iPad — the first-ever literary…

Brian D’Amato: Mayan Sci-Fi and the Tribe of True — Not Aspirant — Nerds

Elatia Harris Thanks to Brian D'Amato not only for the interview but for original visual images not available elsewhere. Above, Koh's Game, copyright Brian D'Amato In the early '90s, the artist and writer Brian D'Amato published Beauty, an international bestseller about cosmetic surgery and young love gone wrong, badly wrong. Back then, it was all…

Chef of the North: An Interview with Karen Peters

   Above, Basket of Wild Strawberries, 1761, private collection, and Still Life with Fish (detail),1769, J. Paul Getty Museum, by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin  All food photography below courtesy of Karen Peters. Use the titles to search her blog for the recipes. Elatia Harris Recently, I embarked on one of those side trips that committed foodies can…