This Week’s Reading: Julian Assange/WikiLeaks, Netflix, Sofia Coppola, Miwa Matreyek

I am trying to be a bit more selective and thoughtful about the glut of web content and articles that I used to inhale. So I’m going to try to keep up a list of selected, particularly interesting online reading that I’m doing, complete with some commentary and thought that it inspired in me. This week: No Secrets: Julian Assange‚Äôs mission for total transparency (The New Yorker) A great article that gives an interesting, human sense of WikiLeaks and the man who essentially ran it. Quelle character, as they say, but what I liked about the piece was how it

What I Think About When Someone Tells Me I Shouldn’t Waste My Time Writing About Teenage Skater Werewolves

Overheard between two undergrads at the Hungarian Pastry Shop a few months ago. You have to imagine it in that super-serious, playing-at-world-weary voice that only certain coeds in NYC can have: “Why would I want to write a book about real life? The only really juicy thing about my real life are my exes, and I’m so over them, even though they’re semi-famous. And Gogol already stole my title.” “What’s that?” “Dead Souls.” Needless to say, I was chuckling over my laptop when I overheard this. If anyone asks why I like to write fantasy and genre, I will just