The cover depicts, clockwise from the top left,
Jennifer Egan, Marjane Satrapi, Steven Soderbergh, and a rat.
Also featured are four details from Satrapi's graphic novels.
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 4, NO. 6

Tiny Cameras and India’s Toxic Acreage
by Alexander Zaitchik
How genre-flipping young novelist Aniruddha Bahal brought the Indian government to its knees.

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Species of Spaces
by Jenny Davidson
Toni Schlesinger’s novelistic real-estate writing is charming, deadpan, and possibly supernatural.

Free Your Beast
by Trinie Dalton
How writing about animals can help you enjoy irony-free sex.

The Man Who Would Be Jack London
by Mark Sundeen
The legacy of Jack London rests with middle-tier academics, marketeers, fanatics, and an impersonator named Mike Wilson.

The Rodent is Myself
by Andrew Friedman
Deep in our cantankerous mammalistic core, the rodent and the human are one.

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Steven Soderbergh
interviewed by Scott Indrisek
The difference between failures and things that are bad, explained.

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Marjane Satrapi
interviewed by Joshuah Bearman
The Persepolis author on why she isn’t killing herself yet.

Ilan Stavans
in conversation with Oscar Villalon
By 2050, Latinos will account for a quarter of the U.S. population. How will the English-language media adapt?

Jennifer Egan
interviewed by Vendela Vida
Breathing new life into the gothic genre—but not in a creepy way.

Library: The Pembroke Library
by Benjamin Cohen

Short Stories Magazine
reviewed by Robin Hemley

Doughnut: Voodoo Doughnut
by Kevin Sampsell

Child: Bissler
by Trevor Koski

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

Michelle Wildgen’s You’re Not You
reviewed by Lara Tupper

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Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani
reviewed by Pete L’Official

Rodrigo Fresán’s Kensington Gardens
reviewed by Theo Schell-Lambert

Ander Monson’s Vacationland
reviewed by Stephen Burt

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Jane Yeh’s Marabou
reviewed by Phyllis Fong

Three New Picto-Novelettes
reviewed by Ross Simonini

Sedaratives
by Jerri Blank

Four-Color Comics: Dick Crazy
by Michael Kupperman

Schema: German Words and How I Learned Them
by Jude Stewart