“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?
A New Prose Signal
by Sven Birkerts
Gary Lutz’s sentences: luminous and deflated, disjointed to perfection.
est, Werner Erhard, and the Corporatization of Self-Help
by Suzanne Snider
Werner Erhard, founder of est, thinks you’re an asshole.
The Bad Mormon
by Ben Ehrenreich
Dead stepfathers with mouths full of bees are not well-regarded at Brigham Young University.
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.
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.
by Michael Atkinson
A book thief is buried under the swell of his own selfish booty.
interviewed by Jill Stauffer
Turns out we dehumanize people without knowing it. Judith Butler explains how philosophy can help fix this.
interviewed by Tobias de la Manzana
“I am an experienced upholsterer, and I’ve been working in the trade for years.”
interviewed by Rachel Kushner
Breathing new life into the dying art of monkey portraiture.
interviewed by Eli Horowitz
A ninja is the best defense against anti-ninja forces.
interviewed by Jancee Dunn
Fifty years old, heading out on tour with her own washing machine, and available for marital counseling.
Light: Geissler Tube
by Heidi Julavits
by Various Authors
by Ben Marcus
Tool: Stanley Tools Magnetic Wall Stud Finder 47-400
by Wells Tower
by Phil Busse
Lost in Translation: Ten Celebrated and Beloved Novels from Spain That Have Yet to Find an American Publisher
by Milo J. Krmpotic
Long Caption/No Picture Funnies
Schema: A History of Literature for Young Readers
by Gideon Lewis-Kraus