About Me

ivyprettyHello! Welcome to ivyland. I’m a 28-year-old writer, graphic designer, and rapper in Chicago.

I love to read both fiction and non-fiction, and I like to write essays, poetry, and spec scripts for Broad City. Recently, I’ve been especially interested in literary non-fiction, new journalism and the contemporary memoir.

I’m still not quite sure what I want to do with this blog, except that I want to group together all of my diverse interests in one place. My dad always told me that it was better to be an expert in one thing than to spread yourself too thin by having too many interests. I’ve never been able to listen to his advice. I’d like to think that my wide range of interests has more to do with insatiable curiosity as opposed to an attenuated attention span.

So, hopefully this blog will be something like kottke.org, or boingboing.net. Since I doubt I’ll have many readers anyway, it’s probably OK that this blog will feature a mishmash of public policy news, book, movie, and theater reviews in addition to DIY tutorials for whatever craft/tech obsession is occupying me at the moment.

I’m film buff; some of my favorite directors are Pedro Almodóvar, Alfonso Cuarón, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, P.T. Anderson, and McG (c’mon, everybody knows that the first Charlie’s Angels’ was awesome). A list of my favorite movies will be updated soon.

 

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