The Make Believer

Miranda July Cover NYTMMiranda 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 Youher 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.

In April of this year, we had a chance to talk to July about her new film, “The Future”. You can listen to the discussion here.