The cover depicts, clockwise from the top left,
David Foster Wallace, Cornell Woolrich, Tina Fey, and a woman without a face.
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 1, NO. 8

One Hundred Years of Loneliness
by Francis M. Nevins
On the rediscovery of noir-progenitor Cornell Woolrich, Raymond Chandler’s step-brother and Edgar Allan Poe’s spiritual grandson.

Loss of Face
by Charles Baxter
The modern face: cosmetic, fake, inscrutable, and woefully underrepresented in contemporary fiction.

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The Last Great Problem
by Jordan Ellenberg
The unsolved mysteries of twentieth-century math have become the new Himalayas of culture—daunting, dangerous, and simply there.

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Jesus Hates New York
by Gustav Peebles
Old-time radical Christian utopian socialism meets urban capitalism in a TV show about Superman’s childhood.

The Jerriad: A Clown Painting
(Part Two: Caught in the Act)

by B. Kite
Part II of a reimagination of the life, the work, and the moral lessons of Jerry Lewis, the sad clown.

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Transmissions from Camp Trans
by Michelle Tea
The battle lines have been drawn in the transgender revolution, and they cross through two festivals in the backwoods of Michigan.

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David Foster Wallace
interviewed by Dave Eggers
A great light of American writing imparts a sense of real urgency re: political empathy & crossdisciplinary communication.

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Tina Fey
interviewed by Eric Spitznagel
SNL head writer Tina Fey doesn’t mind if you get your news from “Weekend Update”; she did the same thing when she was your age.

Sissela Bok
interviewed by Robert Birnbaum
The renowned Harvard applied ethicist and philosopher on lying, the behavior of mice, and Nobel Prize-winning parents.

Mammal: Aye-Aye
by Meredith Phillips

Tool: 3M Micro Abrasives
by Ben Marcus

Underway
by Various

Light: The Lights of Sutro Tower
by Julie Orringer

Child: Caitlyn
by Rick Moody

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby
This month, our convulsively book-buying (and guilt-ridden) correspondent finally finishes that 613-page Richard Yates biography.

Motel: The Capri Motel
by Tayari Jones

Schema: Faces Through Art, Classified By Humor
by Alex Kitnick