Iris Smyles is the author of the novels "Iris Has Free Time" and "Dating Tips for the Unemployed," which was a semi-finalist for the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Founder and editor of the web museum Smyles & Fish, she edited and wrote the afterword for the cult book, "The Capricious Critic" by Ari Martin Samsky, based on a column she commissioned for that site. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, BOMB, Paris Review Daily, Guernica, McSweeny’s Internet Tendency, and Best American Travel Writing among other publications, anthologies, and artist catalogs. She was a humor columnist for Splice Today and the subject of a 2013 documentary by Michael Almereyda called, "At Home with Iris Smyles."
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- My favorite part of “Jaws” is when Quint is introduced. The small town of Amity, which looks a lot like Montauk/Amagansett, is imperiled. A great white shark who’s been stalking its shores during bathing hours has eaten a small boy, so the townspeople have gathered.