"What a story is, is devious. It pretends transparency, forthrightness. It engages with ordinary people, ordinary matters, recognizable stuff. But this is all a masquerade. What good stories deal with is the horror and incomprehensibility of time, the dark encroachment of old catastrophes…"

— Joy Williams (via mttbll)

(Source: theparisreview.org, via mttbll)

Rejected Covers: Unfortunately, the editor was not able to use any of my own designs. Still…Sep 15th I think! 

Sad Verdi

Sad Verdi

my debut collection of stories is now available for pre-order via Amazon. what? what.  no, what? nothing.

my debut collection of stories is now available for pre-order via Amazon. what? what.  no, what? nothing.

weighted down from Ryan MacDonald on Vimeo.

2nd animation a week video
Alexander Skip Spence. Weighted down.
Modeled in Mudbox. Animated in Autodesk Maya

(1 animation will be made each week of summer)

The Observable Characteristics of Ryan MacDonald: An Interview

route9litmag:

by Jenn Mar

Ryan MacDonald’s stories are unapologetically mysterious even though they live in the field of the banal—of Hamburger Helper dinners, late-night donut drives, Tonka trucks; of a menacing weather reports and an equally menacing Richard Gere. His brief stories, often single-block paragraphs, are undoubtedly sinister and tenderhearted at once. In “The Observable Characteristics of Organisms,” winner of the American Short(er) Fiction Prize and the title piece of his forthcoming story collection,  Ryan wrings out something latent from a story whose familiarity makes it appear harmless—a man and his daughter take a trip to the zoo—though it’s not.

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come see this work in progress performance by my lovely wife. also, I made the sound. 
DraftWork
ARETHA AOKI / MARK DENDY
March 22, 2014Saturday at 3:00PM
Free and open to the public
Curated by Bessie award-winning choreographerIshmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development.Performances are followed by discussion and a reception.

DANSPACE PROJECT
(St Marks Church) 131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
directions & neighborhood


phone: (212) 674-8112fax: (212) 529-2318tickets: (866) 811-4111info@danspaceproject.org

come see this work in progress performance by my lovely wife. also, I made the sound. 

DraftWork

ARETHA AOKI / MARK DENDY

March 22, 2014
Saturday at 3:00PM

Free and open to the public

Curated by Bessie award-winning choreographerIshmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development.

Performances are followed by discussion and a reception.

DANSPACE PROJECT

(St Marks Church) 131 East 10th Street

New York, NY 10003

directions & neighborhood

phone: (212) 674-8112
fax: (212) 529-2318
tickets: (866) 811-4111
info@danspaceproject.org

"It’s all risk! Living a life is basically about you entering one situation after another that you may or may not want to enter. Everything has stakes, everything has meaning, everything has consequences."

— Philip Seymour Hoffman (via mttbll)

(Source: bombsite.com, via mttbll)

goingattractions:

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The Constitution
by Brian Foley
Paperback / 80p. / Poetry / $14.95
ISBN 978-1-939568-04-5
**Begins Shipping February 17th**

Visit Black Ocean to preorder it now

Buy together with Century Swept Brutal by Zach Savich
and get both books for only $20!

The debut…

Excited to read me some Foley