by Rich Cohen
Scandalized, lionized, and then forgotten, 1920s NFL superstar Harold “Red” Grange once made sportswriters resort to poetry.
The Ark and the Archivist
by Dalia Sofer
Danilo Kiš’s tragic early life left him with an insatiable appetite for the truth—though he sometimes had to invent it.
Christmas in Thessaloniki
by Arnon Grunberg
Life in the long shadow of Greece’s economic collapse, as related by five citizens of the nation’s second-largest city.
Conducting Ivy with the Girl Down the Street
A new poem by Jamaal May
What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler
Sedaratives with guest columnist Nell Scovell
Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus
Musin’s and Thinkin’s
with Jack Pendarvis
Schema: Freight Train Hopping in America
by Tim Lane
edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby
“Nobody ‘Deserves’ Any Of This”
an interview with Linda Ross Meyer by Jill Stauffer
Part three in a series of interviews on criminal justice, incarceration, and solitary confinement.
interviewed by Linda Leseman
“I get some interesting people together, and I see what happens to them.”
interviewed by Anna Suzuki
The pioneering comic on crowd control, tattoos, and why comedians are the blue-collar workers of the entertainment industry.
interviewed by Sheila Heti
“I see my writing as transcription—a transcription of what I see, hear, think, live. I’ve always been a fan of plain writing.”
Adam M. Goldstein
micro-interviewed by Nicholas Hune-Brown
Aaron Gilbreath on anonymous promotional materials
Nathan C. Martin reviews Kurt Hollander’s Several Ways To Die In Mexico City
Tana Wojczuk on William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus