The cover depicts, clockwise from the top left,
Judith Butler, Ashida Kim, Gary Lutz, and Jack White.
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 1, NO. 2

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“And Suppress the Unpleasant Things”
by William T. Vollmann
W.G. Sebald’s last book examines the suffering of German civilians after WWII. Are the survivors worthy of our pity?

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A New Prose Signal
by Sven Birkerts
Gary Lutz’s sentences: luminous and deflated, disjointed to perfection.

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est, Werner Erhard, and the Corporatization of Self-Help
by Suzanne Snider
Werner Erhard, founder of est, thinks you’re an asshole.

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The Bad Mormon
by Ben Ehrenreich
Dead stepfathers with mouths full of bees are not well-regarded at Brigham Young University.

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A Cold in the Soul: Reading The Book Of Disquiet in Apartment 62
by Benjamin Kunkel
Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet will give you a wonderful cold in the soul.

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Thirty-One Love Songs
by Rick Moody
Whittling 69 Love Songs down to a perfect thirty-one—this is how some people spend an afternoon.

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O Biblioklepts!
by Michael Atkinson
A book thief is buried under the swell of his own selfish booty.

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Judith Butler
interviewed by Jill Stauffer
Turns out we dehumanize people without knowing it. Judith Butler explains how philosophy can help fix this.

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Jack White
interviewed by Tobias de la Manzana
“I am an experienced upholsterer, and I’ve been working in the trade for years.”

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Laura Owens
interviewed by Rachel Kushner
Breathing new life into the dying art of monkey portraiture.

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Ashida Kim
interviewed by Eli Horowitz
A ninja is the best defense against anti-ninja forces.

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Pat Benatar
interviewed by Jancee Dunn
Fifty years old, heading out on tour with her own washing machine, and available for marital counseling.

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Light: Geissler Tube
by Heidi Julavits

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Idea Share
by Various Authors

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Mammal: Children
by Ben Marcus

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Tool: Stanley Tools Magnetic Wall Stud Finder 47-400
by Wells Tower

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Child: Esmé
by Phil Busse

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War and Reconstruction: A Timely and Speculative Reading List

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Lost in Translation: Ten Celebrated and Beloved Novels from Spain That Have Yet to Find an American Publisher
by Milo J. Krmpotic

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Underway
by Various

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Long Caption/No Picture Funnies

Schema: A History of Literature for Young Readers
by Gideon Lewis-Kraus