Meehan Crist

Meehan Crist is reviews editor at the Believer, and her writing has appeared in publications such as Lapham’s Quarterly, the Believer, and the Los Angeles Times. She has taught at Colgate and Columbia universities. Awards and honors include the 2009 Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship and residencies from the Blue Mountain Center, Ucross, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Her first nonfiction book, Everything After, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Each in Its Proper Place

Michael Henry Adams opens the door of his New York apartment wearing pressed black pants and a black T-shirt with Gothic silver script that reads, HARLEM. The dome of his shaved head catches light and his signature tortoiseshell glasses trace…