Arts

My Year of Rest and Relaxation book cover

Ottessa Moshfegh’s works usually expose and gently pull apart the same themes: feelings of deep, seemingly incurable loneliness, usually from a female perspective. Her works feature women in incredibly unique situations but somehow manage to make them accessible and universally applicable.

A drawing of AOC

Because of the pared-down list, one would expect that invites would only be sent out to the crème-de-la-crème of American celebrity. But you’d be wrong.

As the night wound down, and as I gulped down the dregs of my third Diet Pepsi, I realized I felt a low-grade sense of calm and peace.

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