Leavitt’s latest novel is The Indian Clerk, a work of historical fiction about mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan that, according to The New Yorker, demonstrates “how the most meaningful relationships can defy both logic and imagination.”
“I love poetry, but I can’t stand literariness, if that makes any sense. I think that is what drew me to music and away from writing.”
“The music I make is primarily based around me sitting in front of a computer tweaking things until my computer decides it doesn’t want to work anymore and crashes…That makes for a pretty dull live show.”
“I am ready to spend weeks on one song until I finally get as close as possible to that vision. Yet, my ways of getting there are rather unpredictable.”
Ash LaRose is a Burlington, Vermont-based photographer whose images explore the beauty–and vulnerability–of young women.
“I love history. A lot of how I view art has to deal with how art has been involved with history. I look at a lot of old things.”
“I’m increasingly intolerant of religious fundamentalism of any variety. Irrationality gets under my skin.”
“I don’t have much of an opinion on the music I make. I am more of a catch-and-release type creator. I guess I like the ones best that I’m hands off of.”
“There are certain records that your first encounter with them have a huge impact, and you can look back and see them as huge turning points. When you make music, I think you’re always subconsciously striving to pay that debt back to the world.”
San Francisco artist Kim Frohsin talks to Alexandra Tursi about her latest explorations, clears the air about her association with the Bay Area Figurative School, talks about publishing her first book of art, and details the personal relationships that come from working closely with models.