is a writer, documentarian and co-founder of The New Inquiry. She holds a double degree in Film Studies and Latin and German Literature from Barnard College, Columbia University. While living in New York City she worked as an artist assistant, in online publishing, FM radio, as a bartender, and too many other jobs to name. She is now based in Los Angeles.
Now a feature film, Jon Savage's history of 20th century adolescence Teenage is a modern classic on kids and demographics. Savage talked with TNI co-founding editor Mary Borkowski on youth culture now and then
In commemoration of J.D. Salinger, we repost one of our favorite essays, “Better to Fade Away than to Burn Out?” Editor Mary Borkowski defends authorial privacy in an era where digitally enabled self-promotion is the norm; and with the rise of self-publishing—an imperative.
One solution to the publishing quandary is in these very editions. To make books more appealing as objects, even as aesthetic objects thanks to thoughtful design, taps into part of what makes reading a pleasure as a tangible sport, not something you download and scroll through on an electronic device.