Here’s another knockout feature from Jon Mooallem over at the Times magazine. He interviews Charlie Kaufman in the spring of 2020, caught between the tectonics of a global pandemic and the uprising against police violence in the U.S. And like Kaufman’s movies, Mooallem takes his ideas and bends them across the fractal geometry of our weird present moment.
Here’s one of my favorite bits from the story, just a terrific illustration of how many of us feel lately: “Time did seem to be compacting, I said. It felt like, at some point in the last few months, a truck backed up and started pumping years’ worth of reality into every single week. The lever kept cranking, increasing the rate of flow.”