In an age when much of our memory lives in the cloud or on servers in Mountain View, the use of mind palaces in BBC’s Sherlock reminds us of the power of our brains.
Laura Schadler grew up in the mountains of Virginia. She studied filmmaking at Bard College, and writing at California College of the Arts. Her fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, Fourteen Hills, and West Branch Wired, among others. She teaches writing and is currently working on a novel.
Laura Schadler's Latest Posts
What can a novel from the 1800s and a modern day TV show have in common? Answer: so, so much.
By featuring strangers kissing, Tatia Pilieva’s First Kiss reminds us of our full capacity for connection and that everyone we love now was once a complete stranger.
What, exactly, does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be in love? These questions are perhaps ever increasing in their relevance, and Her explores the answers in turns sweet, comic, and scary.
Studies suggest that television is related to people feeling more irritable, dangerously sedentary, and less happy. It might be time to kill your TV.
Love is full of messy, maddening entanglements and the precise geometry of the love triangle is our narrative attempt to give gray areas a structure we can understand.
What happens when you move to a place far away from pop culture?
Were you really playing soccer on the neighbors’ lawn at dusk on a warm night when River Phoenix died? Does it matter?