Rufi Thorpe's powerful debut novel, The Girls from Corona del Mar (Knopf), tells the story of the 20-year friendship between Mia and Lorrie Ann, two girls who grow up together in the eponymous Orange County beach town.
Even as it creates a fantastical story bringing art into everyday life via a quantum human evolutionary leap, ART GIRLS memorializes the vast raw urban spaces that made Berlin the destination for artists the world over.
It is since July of last year that I've been worrying about how to paint the 7-foot-by-9-foot Inanna #1: Inanna and the Me of Life properly. It hung there on the wall, alternately baleful and forlorn. I could not summon the will to paint on it. Dust settled on it.