Sorry things have been a bit sleepy around here. I just started school and I'm gearing up for a lot of travel during the month of September (including my ten-year high school reunion, which I was very ambivalent about and now I'm just meh about). Some outfit posts are coming up very soon. In the mean time, check out this little Q+A I did with Mandana Towhidy for Vice about her heavy metal coming-of-age novel Arcadia. I totally missed out on the Babysitters' Club / Sweet Valley High thing when I was younger—I was super pretentious and lived by a self-imposed mandate to only read dead authors. Something about how living authors aren't yet subject to the tide of history so there's no real way of knowing if their books are truly great. I think Murakami was the first living author to shake me out of that. Not like, he came to my house and physically shook me (that would have been pretty cool), but... you know.... anyway. I got sucked way into Mandana's book. And it has a soundtrack, for chrissakes. Highly recommended downtime reading.