The local authorities had less than an hour to put up the screen, the speakers, and whatever else was needed to watch Yalitza make her way down the red carpet.
In 1916, when this story began, there were only a few Mayers: mad, hysterical, independent, interesting women—alone in their time.
Any one of these prototypes could have easily been created by one of the masters of minimalism. Not Donald Trump, but rather Donald Judd.
Living in Pakistan has taught me that political change is not as sexy or dramatic as I had envisioned it as a teenager in suburban Dallas.
My father, the minor spy novelist Mendel Portugali, rarely spoke of his famous namesake.
The obvious idea is that you will be forced to buy something you don't want, perhaps through sheer fatigue.
At Grace, love is a practice as much as a feeling.
I'd find myself riding a bus with a friend's giant face on the side of it—a disconcerting feeling.
My fascination with Lobos de Mar marked the moment when I began to move away from everything I had previously known.