But Never a Lovely So Real
by Colin Asher
The life and legacy of Nelson Algren, a writer who despite his great acclaim and occasional success always identified with society’s losers.
In Defense of Book
by Damion Searls
When will we get the Michael Pollan of reading?
Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Robert Cohen
An essay that includes, in its entirety, Kafka’s “The Wish to Be a Red Indian,” as well as a persuasive argument against that wish.
What the Swedes Read
by Colin Dickey
Fraud, conspiracy, and allegations of Nazism in the struggle for an internationally recognized standard musical pitch.
Musin’s and Thinkin’s
with Jack Pendarvis
Americans Talk About Their Dogs: Leah & Beau
“He was literally like a piece of me. Like a fifth limb.”
interviewed by Ross Simonini
interviewed by Scott Geiger
interviewed by Carmen Winant
by Caia Hagel
A conversation with artist Polixeni Papapetrou about her photograph The Wanderer #3.
Two Jokes Walk Into a Bar
A new poem by Sabrina Orah Mark
Kathleen Rooney on Cathy
Abdellah Taïa’s An Arab Melancholia reviewed by Erik Morse
Josef Kaplan’s Democracy Is Not for the People reviewed by Diana Hamilton
Schema: 200 Years (or so) of Creepy Dolls in Literature
by Kylie Byrd