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.

P. Odoratissimum

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.

The True Nature of The 52 Places to Go in 2015

52 places to travel in a world that’s turned into what the architect Rem Koolhaas called junkspace.

S&M Sells

BDSM is not inherently radical or alternative. It’s just a way of having sex.

How to Achieve a Quality Relationship with Your Waffle-maker

There are as many routes as there are individual souls. There are as many ways to make a waffle as there are waffle-makers.

Babelsprech International: Dutch Poetry, Part 2

Postmodernism means something different in Flanders than it does in the Netherlands.