Ian Dreiblatt

Ian Dreiblatt is the director of digital media at Melville House.

A brief history of mall writing

Tolstoy once wrote, “Standalone retail outlets are all alike; every mall is a mall in its own way.” Countless scholars have debated the subtle shadings of this sentence, how it flashes with scenesRead more »

Let’s talk about Russia, baby

Back in Novemeber, we reported on Russia’s imprisonment and prosecution of Natalia Sharina, the fifty-nine-year-old director of Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature, on charges of embezzlement and distributing literature with “extremist content.”Read more »

However— (1914-2017)

Nevertheless, he’s gone. Professor Irwin Corey, the world’s foremost authority, has died at the age of 102, leaving foremostness and authority in a state of imbalance from which they willRead more »

Keep it up, Frederick Douglass!

The following words were, for the most part, not exactly uttered by the president of the United States yesterday. My fellow Americans! I write today to share my tremendous and veryRead more »

British poet Tom Raworth is dying

In a note that sent waves of sadness across international poetry communities, British writer and visual artist Tom Raworth, seventy-eight, has announced that he is dying. Raworth’s had a tough year,Read more »

Signs of rebellion!

Well, ok. Ok ok ok. So, it happened. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t get my head to form a single thought on Friday. The sheer sensory dissonanceRead more »