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Greenwich Village with H. P. Lovecraft

A city creature, H. P. Lovecraft loved strolling through Greenwich Village to discover its architecture and streetscape.

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A Railway to Somewhere

An abandoned railway hints at travel and escape.

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A Song of Spring

Walking through an early spring garden prompts a reflection on William Blake and the nearness of infinity.

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The City of Light

Paris has inspired countless paintings, stories, and dreams. Lupin invites viewers to walk through this Paris.

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Winter Writing

A roundup of my winter writing projects.

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Analog Memories

Watching The Booksellers leads to a reflection on the printed word, discovery, and friendship.

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A Dispatch from the Study

Quiet solitude is the natural environment for most writers. However, the grinding isolation and stress of the ongoing pandemic tests everyone’s psychological mettle. Then came the Capitol insurrection last month. The future remains, at best, unsettled. Most days, frightening. Still, we can find solace, relief, and daresay meaning in our day-to-day routines and pursuits. Here…

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Chatting about Cities (and Lovecraft)

Earlier this January, I talked with We Need Some Milk, a podcast discussing local politics and urban policy. Since the hosts and I shared such a wide-ranging and fun conversation, they decided to make my appearance a two-part episode. We chatted about the Jersey City political landscape, the New Jersey gubernatorial race, and my forthcoming…

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New Year, New Podcast

2021 marks my third straight appearance on a New Year’s episode of We Need Some Milk, a podcast devoted to exploring local politics in Massachusetts and New Jersey. (Although this pairing might seem strange, trust me, it works.) Three years running … it’s officially a tradition. The hosts and I discussed the pandemic, cast predictions…

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Trees and Traditions

An article on fig trees spurs a reflection on forgotten gardens and how they might change our experience of urban history.