Articles by Evan Allgood

June 26, 2017

Capitalism Is a Very Successful Cancer: The Millions Interviews Eugene Lim 3

I’d like to describe the chaotic matrix in which we’re living through some other narrative device, some new way that supersedes our dependence on character as empathy avatar.

September 29, 2016

A Danger to Others: On Teddy Wayne’s ‘Loner’ 5

Loner is not about bullying’s bloody aftermath, or how Mental Health Services can do more to thwart shootings on school campuses. It’s about men — in particular, white men of privilege — feeling entitled to women’s bodies.

March 25, 2016

Mark de Silva is Crazy and Unstable and Uncomfortable 12

I hope a book like mine will strike someone as violating a lot of common sense ideas about literature. I know it will. It violates my common sense about literature, and I wrote it.

July 30, 2013

Don’t Even Get Me Started About Opera: An Interview with Alina Simone 4

“Why is it that now that I’m a writer I can get a job teaching? My resume as an indie rocker completely dwarfs my resume as a writer — very impressive, lots of press from fancy places and citations and awards and things. But there’s no job for that. How come that is less valid an American art form than writing poetry and saying, ‘I published a chapbook with 500 copies on some little press that some guy runs’?”