Read “‘Neon in Nevada’ and the virtual preservation of Nevada’s fabulous historic signs” in The Usonian

In this week’s issue of The Usonian, I’m excited to bring you a post about Neon in Nevada, a new initiative of the UNR and UNLV libraries to create a digital database of Nevada’s historic neon signs, which are rapidly disappearing.

This is the first edition of The Usonian’s new series, “Urban Feature,” about architecture and design.

Check out the Neon in Nevada post here. To read back issues of The Usonian, go to the newsletter’s homepage. Don’t forget to subscribe!

(Photo by Chelsea S. Miller, used with permission from Neon in Nevada).

Read “A Conversation with Writer, Editor, and Literary Translator Aaron Robertson” in The Usonian

In this week’s Usonian newsletter, I’m thrilled to present an interview with writer, editor, and literary translator Aaron Robertson.

We talked about translating Igiaba Scego’s novel “Beyond Babylon” from the Italian, his influences from John McPhee to Spider-Man, and his next book, “The Black Utopians.”

Check out the interview here.

Read “Architectural designer Angeline C. Jacques on designing for animals & climate change” in The Usonian

In this week’s Usonian newsletter, I’m proud to present an interview of Angeline C. Jacques, an architectural designer who recently won a design competition to generate a concept for the new facility for the International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota.

Read the article to to learn more about how Angeline designs for animals and climate change!

(Image courtesy Angeline C. Jacques).

Read “The Black Rock Desert, Empire, NV, and the origins of ‘Nomadland'” in The Usonian

This week in my newsletter, The Usonian, I spotlight Black Rock Desert (home of Burning Man) and Empire, Nevada, inspiration for the Oscar-winning film “Nomadland.”

Both areas exist in the shadow of one of the most impressive bodies of water in North American geologic history—Lake Lahontan, which once spanned 8,500 square miles of modern-day Nevada.

Read the piece here. Thanks for reading!

Read “A Conversation with Poet Robin Rosen Chang” in The Usonian

Check out my second interview in The Usonian, with poet Robin Rosen Chang about her debut poetry collection The Curator’s Notes, recently released by Terrapin Books. Read the article here.

I’ll also be giving away one copy of the book in the first-ever “Usonian Raffle”—click on the form within the article to enter to win by Wednesday, April 21, 11:59 PM PT!

Thanks for reading!

Read “An Icky Situation” in The Usonian

Check out the latest issue of my newsletter, in which I spotlight Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Central Nevada—and the prehistoric marine reptiles which once lived there.

Make sure to subscribe to keep up to date with all The Usonian has to offer—tune in a couple weeks to read an interview with an amazing poet who has a new book out, as well as more dispatches from the high desert.

Till then.

Read “A Conversation with Literary Translator Jennifer Shyue” in The Usonian

I’m pleased to unveil the first entry in my monthly interview series in The Usonian, my new newsletter about storytelling and design. This week I spotlight the literary translation work of Jennifer Shyue, who travels across literary borders in Cuba and Peru.

Subscribe today and keep on the lookout for my next issue, coming March 30, about the strange case of aquatic dinosaurs in Nevada!