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Calendar, Night&Day Unhappy Endings

Unhappy Endings

Just out from McSweeney's, Lucy Corin's One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses is a collection of short devastations that range in attitude and build in effect through what seems like an endless parade of experience: time-traveling, reviews of imagined…
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Calendar, Night&Day The best American disaster tourism writing

The best American disaster tourism writing

After more than a year of bimonthly shows, Portuguese Artists Colony kicks it back up to monthly in its new home at The Make-Out Room. The literary group added Peter Orner and Roxane Beth Johnson as new columnists back…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Best of Times

The Best of Times

You might believe that people who attend yearly celebrations devoted to a single, dead European author — an event such as Bloomsday, Burns Night, or Dickens Day — are part of a ribald crew, raising glasses, shouting honorifics, and quoting…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Peter Orner Jarringly Exposes the Tragedy of Ordinary Life in <i>Love and Shame and Love</i>

Peter Orner Jarringly Exposes the Tragedy of Ordinary Life in Love and Shame and Love

I usually write in all my books, but couldn't bring myself to do so in Peter Orner's Love and Shame and Love. It seemed wrong somehow, like taking a Sharpie to someone's family photo album. Tightly crafted in language and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love Has a Shadow

Love Has a Shadow

There's a li’l shame sandwich going on in the title of Peter Orner's latest novel. But the bread makes all the difference. We know we can count on a new tale of an unraveling family from this soulfully steady, unshowy…
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