Something Good

Mark Slutsky
One good thing a week, from Mark Slutsky.
Created 10 Jan 2021
  • Something Good #48: A Holiday Gift for You
    08 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Years ago, back in the Greater MP3 Era, I would often make mixes for friends, an extension of my teenage mixtape habit, only digital. (I also had a mix-CD period, but it wasn’t as significant.) I’d ar...
  • Something Good #47: The Salamerta Generation
    01 Dec 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    A version of the following story first appeared in the much-missed publication The Awl. First of all, I just want to thank everyone for writing in with all their amazing questions and comments. The re...
  • Something Good #46: An Undeniably Attractive Offer
    26 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    So: Last week I mentioned that I had printed up a run of Something Good zines, to be sold at the Expozine small press fair here in Montreal, based on an issue from early in this year where I described...
  • Something Good #45: Something Paper
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    This weekend is Expozine, an annual Montreal small press/comic/zine fair which I’ve wandered in and out of for years. A few weeks ago, my friend the writer Sean Michaels asked if I wanted to make some...
  • Something Good #44: The Contents of My Fanny Pack
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Those who know me well know that in anticipation of embarking on any major life venture, I always buy a new pair of shoes and a new bag. This usually happens before travel, but any important enough ev...
  • Something Good #43: Requiem for a Strip Club (Revisited)
    03 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    Actual photo of the Santa Claus Parade passing Club Super Sexe; photographer unknown This weekend brought the unhappy news that the abandoned building that once housed downtown strip club Super Sexe h...
  • Something Good #42: Jackets Required
    27 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    This month, while I’m off shooting a feature, friends and guests have been filling in here at Something Good. For this week’s edition, I received an intriguing proposition from Sebastian Stockman, pro...
  • Something Good #41: A Lost Children's Story from Vienna
    20 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    I’ll be off shooting a feature film through early November. Until then, I’ll be alternating guest-written posts with some dives into the SG archives. The following first appeared on June 2. The story ...
  • Something Good #40: Disco Mom
    13 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 6 0
    This month, while I shoot a film, I’ve asked some friends to take the reins of Something Good. My first guest was author Sheila Heti; then film writer Ariel Esteban Cayer, and, this week, filmmaker, e...
  • Something Good #39: Sorry!
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hi! I’m off shooting a film at the above local (I’m on the right). There will be otherwise no Something Good for this week. No #nojacketsrequired. No bonus track. No stamp. It’s been a bit hectic. Nex...
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