Review: “Bartleby Snopes” Post-Experimentalism Special Issue

I had approached Bartleby Snopes’s special issue devoted to “post-experimentalism” unfamiliar with the genre. But finishing the 17 thematically-grouped stories that comprise the issue moved me no closer to a reliable definition; in fact, it rendered the genre, makeshift or not, more nebulous. Primarily problematic is that one doesn’t quite get a good sense of what differentiates these… Read More Review: “Bartleby Snopes” Post-Experimentalism Special Issue

Review: Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012)

by Rio Liang The incomparable Wes Anderson marvels again with his latest ouevre, “Moonrise Kingdom,” an unexpected love story between two troubled tweens in love, Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) and Suzy Bishop (Kara Hayward). They run away together, but hiding away in the tucks and folds of the small fictional island of New Penzance is… Read More Review: Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012)

Review: “The Adirondack Review” Summer 2012 Issue Fiction

by Rio Liang The summer 2012 issue of The Adirondack Review is now available online. “Mermaid’s Gulch” by Radha Narayan A doleful piece about a woman struggling to tap into her lover Peter’s mind and find meaning in the eventual (and inevitable) breakdown of their open relationship. There is a terminal disparity, we find, in the way the… Read More Review: “The Adirondack Review” Summer 2012 Issue Fiction