Madeline Felix

Madeline Felix is a writer in New York City. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, xoJane, HuffPost Travel, Guernica, Pennsylvania State Game News, Ploughshares Blog, and others. A recent graduate of Columbia's MFA Writing program, she is a producer with ?What If! Innovation.

An Interview With Phil Demise Smith

When I arrive at Phil Demise Smith’s apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens, I am immediately greeted by a small, long-haired and very excited Chihuahua named Kandinsky. His moniker is an obvious homage to Vasily Kandinsky,1 the twentieth century Russian-born painter, musician, and art-theorist. Through his large figurative and expressive works, Kandinsky—the artist, not the dog—sought […]