The Wisconsin Blues

“Meet the state’s workforce needs” is a dangerous misreading of what it means for universities to provide a public benefit.

The 50 Greatest Moments of My Struggle (So Far)

The best moments from Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical epic, My Struggle.

Hating eBooks, Loving Life

Where does the materiality of reading end and literary posturing begin?

No GrAttitude: Peter Tunney Is the Devil

The work of Peter Tunney is incredibly offensive to any sane person’s sensibilities.

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.