Michelle Chihara

Michelle Chihara lives in Los Angeles, where lately she has been thinking about debris basins. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Santa Monica Review, n+1, Bloomberg.com, Mother Jones, and the Boston Phoenix, among others. You can find her online at thisblueangel.com.
Pop Culture

Reading Katy Perry

At the dinner table, my four-year-old girl sings out: “There’s a stranger in my bed! There’s a pounding in my head! Last Friday night!” And I am so busted. “Oh, we don’t listen to that song…