Miranda July is one of my favorite people, so I was excited to see her on the cover of this weekend’s New York Times Magazine.
I remember being knocked out by No One Belongs Here More Than You, her collection of stories in which lonely and shockingly odd characters make real or imagined–but usually unexpected–connections with other people. I especially love “This Person.”
July is probably best known, though, as a performance artist and ﬁlmmaker. Honest, intimate, and daring, July’s 1999 ﬁlm ”You, Me, & Everyone We Know” was hailed by Roger Ebert as one of the best ﬁlms of that year.