Greg Jackson is the author of Prodigals, a collection of short stories. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, among other places.
The death and life of the great American hipster offers an alternative history of culture over the last quarter century.
I am concerned with the quality of our choices as choices, and I am interested in excavating from our behaviors and artifacts an archaeology of our emotional life in the hope that naming these feelings can help us begin to reclaim our choices as our own.
The principal experience of the art I encountered, I found, was not the art itself, but the uncertainty and complexity of my own subjective response.