Deborah Krieger is a student in Brown University's Public Humanities Master's Program. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2016 with a degree in Art History, German Studies, and Film and Media Studies. She has been writing about art and culture on her site
www.i-on-the-arts.com since 2010, and has been freelancing for other sites since 2013, including the Los Angeles Review of Books, BUST, Paste Magazine, Hyperallergic, Whitehot Magazine, and more. She was the curatorial assistant at the Delaware Art Museum from 2017-2019. From September 2016 to July 2017 she was on a Fulbright scholarship in Vienna, Austria, where she researched contemporary Jewish and Roma artists in the city and taught English to high school students. She is on RottenTomatoes and Book Marks as an individual critic.
The Saw Doctors are the first band I remember seeing live that wasn't a David Bowie cover artist. On Live in Galway, the band bring their A-game, showing why they're the most beloved and enduring Irish rock outfit not led by Bono.
If Pratchett and Gaiman's Good Omens is an artifact of '90s apocalypse hullabaloo notable for its wry wit, petty divine figures, and surrealistic flourishes, then The World Is a Narrow Bridge plays a similar role in our angst-ridden, oversaturated media landscape/world of 2016 and beyond.
He finds people who find his writing offensive interesting. He feels the pressures of a right-wing and left-wing audience equally. And the lines for book signings go on, and on. As do delightful interviews with this irrepressible man, such as this one.
Calypso uses a wandering style of storytelling to conjure a sense of Sedaris traveling through his own thoughts, getting lost on particular charming tangents before coming back to what he ultimately wants you to take away.