Feeling It Even More

Though I wouldn’t ever wish to re-live middle school or high school or even college or last week, I still have these Dolores O’Riordan songs on repeat.

The Cult of Relatability

All through 2017, I found myself in the year’s art with ease.

The Oort Cloud

Much like the vast clouds of experience that coalesce into identity, there is no clear way of gathering the many points of intersection among the three movies made by Abe, Teshigahara, and Takemitsu.

The Last Village of Words

Gass’s suggestion that the monstrosity of the Shoah could easily arise from much smaller gestures of hate no longer seems, in the present, like a trivialization of genocide—it is a field guide to the unchecked regions where only anger can find reliably fertile ground.

William Gass, Prophet of the Midwest

Gass saw all this coming from the vantage point of the Midwest. Perhaps the flatness and lack of skyscrapers allowed him to see farther.


I’ve become someone who hates to let things go.

The End, an Introduction

The pieces you will find in this issue address not just the end, but perhaps what happens after.

The 10 Best Books of 2017

The year’s best books, as selected by the editors of Full Stop.

Alien Christmas

What emerges in the warped virgin birth from the chest of Officer Kane is not an incarnation of a benevolent Godhead, but Lovecraftian cosmic horror.

On Editing: A Work in Address

We meet amid and through our acts of reading and writing each other. Together we find a place to work, and this is literature.