Author: Scott Bolohan

Scott Bolohan is Critical Read's Literary Editor. He is also the founder of the literary baseball publication The Twin Bill and contributes to McSweeney's. He is slightly embarrassed to admit Vincent van Gogh is his favorite artist.

Announcing The Creative Block Essay Contest – Open Now Through December 21 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Editor's Note, Feature

We are seeking previously unpublished personal essays up to 2,000 words about the creative endeavor that you paused.

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The Pursuit of Beauty

Editor's Note

I’ve always felt somewhat guilty about my travels to view art, that they were nothing more than a selfish endeavor, especially in a time...

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Seventeen Ways of Looking at the Mona Lisa

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

We asked writers and artists to show us what the ‘Mona Lisa’ means in today’s selfie-seeking, Kardashianized world....

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Spring Stories 2018

Editor's Note

These essays show that there is no one right way to look at art, or even what one finds when they do look no matter how common the art may be.

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Tuning In

Interview, Music, Reported

Conrad Winslow on the interdisciplinary inspiration behind his work, feeling the music, and the 21st-century taste for disjunction....

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A New Beat

Interview, Literature

Detroit’s first official chief storyteller discusses his plans for covering the city’s arts scene....

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The Art of Work

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Who were the men of the Detroit Industry Murals? A writer finds connection in Diego Rivera’s depiction of Motor City.

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