CAROUSEL Recommends: More books from 2022 to check out!

CAROUSEL Recommends: More books from 2022 to check out!

To our infinite dismay, we at USEREVIEW cannot possibly review all of the wonderful books that come out in any given year — but we can do our best to give a little extra attention to books written by our much-appreciated former, current and forthcoming CAROUSEL contributors! As 2022 ends, join us as we look back on some of the amazing books published by CAROUSEL contributors this year … #USEREVIEWEDNESDAY CHAPBOOKS NOVELS & NOVELLAS POETRY

Read More

From the Archive: Closing the Book on Storyland (CAROUSEL 39)

From the Archive: Closing the Book on Storyland (CAROUSEL 39)

Let me tell you a story … This is the small story of Storyland, told from beginning to end, and a little beyond. Storyland: a quirky, children’s theme park which opened in 1966 near the town of Renfrew (slightly northwest of Ottawa, ON), founded by Durk and Bonnie Heyda, two immigrants from the Netherlands, on an 175 acre property near the Champlain Lookout in Brown’s Bay — where legendary French explorer Samuel de Champlain made

Read More

From the Archive: Little That Can Be Done with the Pen Cannot Be Repeated with the Typewriter (CAROUSEL 36)

From the Archive: Little That Can Be Done with the Pen Cannot Be Repeated with the Typewriter (CAROUSEL 36)

“The paper has to be turned and re-turned, and twisted in a thousand different directions, and each character and letter must strike precisely in the right spot. Often, just as some particular sketch is on the point of completion, a trifling miscalculation, or the accidental depression of the wrong key, will totally ruin it, and the whole thing has to be done over again.” — Pitman’s Phonetic Journal, October 1898 The typewriter has long signified

Read More

From the Archive: Daniel Arsham ‘Relics for the Future’ (CAROUSEL 34)

From the Archive: Daniel Arsham ‘Relics for the Future’ (CAROUSEL 34)

From generating performances with choreographer and media artist Jonah Bokaer, to designing sets for Merce Cunningham, to having your work curated by pop-star Pharrell Williams, collaborations are a major element of Daniel Arsham’s practice — one of the many facets of a career that has swiftly rose to international attention. He’s also part of Snarkitecture, a collaborative effort with Alex Mustonen, which blends art and architecture to create installations that attempt to “make architecture perform

Read More