Dream State

Sulagna Misra
that look off into the distance you get when no one's looking
Created 02 Nov 2019
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  • On illustrations, and the art of flow
    30 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    via This week I published my first piece for Food52, which is also the first piece I’d ever illustrated digitally. I never thought I’d be able to get into editorial illustration. Not because of lack o...
  • An interview with the future
    21 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    via Barbara Dziadosz Lately I’ve been working hard against climate doomism. Not just because I’m a naturally hopeful person, but also because I’m become very suspicious of the types of futures we’ve b...
  • The Fallidays, Part I: What scares you?
    17 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    via Dominique Ramsey I told my mom I was excited about the upcoming holidays. She gave me a weird look and asked if I meant Thanksgiving, in two months. “No,” I said. “I meant…October, and my birthday...
  • Some feelings about Sally Rooney's new book
    07 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Oh my gosh, Sally Rooney’s new book is out today! I bet everyone already knew that. How do I know that when I barely remember the day of the week these days? Oh God. Because of this tweet: Brandon @bl...
  • Talking to Ann Friedman
    02 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Drawing by Sulagna Misra Ann Friedman is one of my favorite writers, my favorite podcaster (alongside her bestie and cohost Aminatou Sow), and one of the best role models for a media entrepreneur who ...
  • A List of Places to Submit Short Stories
    27 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Hey y’all, I’ve been working on short stories a lot lately, and I reached out to Midnight Breakfast EIC and Senior Fiction Editor at The Rumpus Rebecca Rubenstein on suggestions on where to submit. Sh...
  • Gawaine and "The Green Knight"
    19 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    fanart by Justice Dunne Well, that was a movie, wasn’t it? I have to say, it was surprising to watch Dev Patel in a role like that. I know it was partly the writing, but I was shocked to realize I was...
  • Somehow this time and age got even weirder
    11 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Let me start this week’s newsletter with this furious tweet rant I just made: Sulagna Misra @sulagnamisra Somehow, the same people who were mourning COVID-19 victims last year don't seem to realize th...
  • Making art, and other terrifying acts
    30 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    translucent fabric sculpture by Korean artist Do Ho Suh (via) Recently, I was talking to a friend about a creative idea I had. I was telling her how I was worried about what people would think of it, ...
  • does everything feel kind of...off right now
    22 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    The most jaded woman on TV (via) Recently I saw this: jamievaron A post shared by @jamievaron It’s the only thing I’ve seen in writing in a while that actually acknowledged the weird feelings I’ve bee...
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