Atomic Bread Baking at Home
by Aaron Bobrow-Strain
The history of sliced bread in America provides a cautionary tale for equating food intake with societal health.
The Invisibility Artist
by Elizabeth Greenwood
Former skip tracer Frank Ahearn’s deception business is flourishing—with the help of a lot of people looking to vanish without a trace.
La Bibliothèque Impossible
by Daniel Levin Becker
Parsing the inner lives of three dozen venerated French experimentalists through a roomful of their marginalia.
by Nick Hornby
The early job history of a man with absolutely no ability to accomplish anything that men in suits accomplish during the workday.
a new poem by Matthew Zapruder
Tommaso Landolfi’s "Dialogue on the Greater Harmonies"
reviewed by Michael Peck
Julian T. Brolaski’s Gowanus Atropolis
reviewed by Nicolle Elizabeth
Gabriela Avigur-Rotem’s Heatwave and Crazy Birds
reviewed by Michael Casper
Walter Potter’s The Death and Burial of Cock Robin
reviewed by Jeannie Vanasco
Sherman Alexie in conversation with Neko Case
“Nobody ever asks us to have authority. Nobody assigns us authority.”
interviewed by Katie Bachner
The trustee of the American Folk Art Museum and collector of outsider artists discusses expanding the confines of the mainstream.
interviewed by Natasha Boas
The artist reflects on his career so far, including horribly literal flyers for Dead Kennedys shows and succumbing to art-stardom.
Ian Bogost micro-interviewed by Michael Thomsen
Sedaratives with guest columnist: Weird Al Yankovic
Musin’s and Thinkin’s
by Jack Pendarvis
Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus
by Ross Simonini
A conversation with artist Brian DeGraw about his sculpture The Thinker.
What the Swedes Read
A monthly column by Daniel Handler
Schema: Messages Conveyed Via Balloon by Josh Fischel
edited by Alvin Buenaventura