What Will We Do Without Ed Park?
Absent Things As If They Are Present
by Jeannie Vanasco
Erasure literature—from the Jefferson Bible to Jonathan Safran Foer—challenges the ideas of authorship, originality, and influence.
by Michael Schulman
Postwar Britain’s gay argot, Polari, created a necessary verbal safe space (and a lot of ways to talk about penis size).
by Meghan Daum
What are the long-term effects of being called an intolerant hack, a feminazi, a despicable pig, and a stupid little twit on a daily basis?
James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men reviewed by Leslie Jamison
Ethel Rohan’s Cut Through the Bone reviewed by Christopher Boucher
Stephen Burt on Littleton, New Hampshire
by Casey Walker
The Cabin Drawings
by Benjamin Weissman
A collaborative art project inspired by butt-prints and ski slopes, compiled by an expert snow-shoveler.
Schema: Top 8 Seriously Anguished Soul Singers
by Brady Welch
edited by Alvin Buenaventura
interviewed by Amanda Stern
One of America’s best and most loved performance artists in an interview that in some ways did and in some ways did not happen.
interviewed by Blake Butler
A mapmaker at the forefront of changing the cartographic dogma discusses the arrogance and egotism inherent in the act of mapping.
in conversation with Laird Hunt
“I’m not going to ask you if you were in the CIA.”
Primer: A Homecoming
a new poem by Amanda DeMarco
by Alec Michod
A conversation with artist Fred Tomaselli about his painting Night Music for Raptors.
Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus
Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby
by Beth Littleford
What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler
Musin’s and Thinkin’s
by Jack Pendarvis