Consider the Octopus
My desire to become an unlikely statistic drove me to torture a living animal. Or at least to experience its death in the most intimate way possible: inside my mouth.
Julius Neubronner’s Photographer Pigeons
Freedom of natural flight, fetish of the unknown.
Stuff I’ve Read in the Last Month (Or So): Fantasy and Realism
In order to deal with the terrible dullness of being alive, man invented fantasy novels.
Sacha Polak’s Zurich
In Sacha Polak’s Zurich, the emotional abyss of grief is charted in a physical landscape, making it a reality.
On “Bored in the USA” on Letterman on YouTube
Father John Misty’s Letterman performance opens up a space where irony and sincerity can co-exist.
The time is ripe for an author to tell their story of how an MMORPG destroyed their marriage.
Isn’t all language, all classification, only holes tied together with string?
The Style Guide: Smooth Tips for Grammar and Love
The Style Guide on Harvard commas, dating profiles, and diction as a window to the soul.
Prison Nations At War
If some people are freer than others in society at large, it is worth looking at the prison system to see if, within its confines, these differences are amplified.
Field Notes: New Developments in Slovakian Poetry
Since the end of the ’90s, phenomena have accumulated that have finally led to the fundamentally new form of Slovakian literature we know today.