Erik Benjamins

18 August 2022

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Ben Sanders is Drawing at the Dinner Table
  4. Bookends & Good Hugging
  5. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  6. Bottega Louie
  7. Building Block
  8. Butts of Florence
  9. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  10. Crying Into the Breadbox
  11. Disintegrating Smeller
  12. Eric Payne
  13. Forgetting the Words
  14. Free Smells
  15. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  16. Jeremy Hunter’s Practice of Life
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  19. Sitting Suite for Seed
  20. To Sit is to Time Travel
  21. Use All Five
  22. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  23. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  24. Show All

Crying Into the Breadbox 2019

A commissioned essay for Sad People in Modern Homes in Popular Films (2019).

The long-awaited sequel to the now canonical Evil People in Modern Homes in Popular Films (2013), continues an elegant and witty taxonomy of modern architecture’s presence and influence as found in recent cinema. One of four commissioned writers, I lamented on the Kitchen Space as an escalator of tragedy in the films The Joy Luck Club (1993), A Single Man (2009), and Io Sono l'Amore (2009).

Edited by Benjamin Critton
Published by Surplus Surplus Surplus
First Edition, 2019
24 pages, full color, 11.5 x 15 in.

Photographed by Brian Guido