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A Poetics of Disrepair: Christine Friedlander’s AVANT GAUZE

Kina Viola

01.19.17

Blank space and blood come together in the highly fertile, anti-narrative terrain of Christine Friedlander’s debut. Kina Viola reviews.

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The Known and the Unknown

Chika Onyenezi

01.18.17

“For people growing up in so much hopelessness, to find hope in lies, in humors, in make believes stories, was worth all of it. All these kept us going.” New fiction from Chika Onyenezi.

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VANITY IS THE ENEMY: An Interview with Ottessa Moshfegh

Luke B. Goebel

01.17.17

Ottessa Moshfegh in coversation with Luke Goebel about witchery, drugs, personality, and her new story collection, Homesick for Another World, out today from Penguin Press.

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Pipe Dreams: Why J.R. Smith Isn’t as Weird as You Think

Gregg Murray

01.16.17

Is J.R. Smith insane? Or is he just a one-of-a-kind mind within the script-friendly culture of pro sports? Gregg Murray delves into the mythology surrounding the one of the NBA’s most flamboyant personalities.

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Two Poems

RC Miller

01.13.17

“What did I do last week? / I worked. / I ran out of beer. / I only had so much time.” Two new poems by RC Miller.

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Semiotics—not just for the French!: A Review of Jennifer Kronovet’s The Wug Test

Andrew Ridker

01.12.17

Jennifer Kronovet’s latest book, The Wug Test, explores the rules of language and how they influence our lives. Andrew Ridker reviews.

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Oxblood Ferragamos

Cody Reding

01.11.17

“You remember feeling dizzy, like the solid earth had turned to sea. You remember looking back at the grand staircase glowing under the chandelier.” New text by Cody Reding.

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In Search of Duende: Self Loathing in a Fast Food Parking Lot, or: A Catalog of Sadness

Paul Asta

01.10.17

“Duende is more than a fleeting moment of sadness. It’s an aesthetic. A projected acceptable sadness. A stepsister of nostalgia.” Paul Asta takes a kaleidoscopic view of Duende, via Elliott Smith, mental illness, and fast food.

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Collapsing The Horses: An Interview with Brian Evenson

Sarah Rose Etter

01.09.17

In a bar in New York City, the author opens up about his latest collection, A Collapse of Horses, psychology, and dreams.

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Experience

Bryan Woods

01.05.17

“I’ve taken doses of drugs I thought might be lethal and woken up the next morning without so much as a headache.” Bryan Woods’s personal essay homage to Édouard Levé’s Autoportrait brings new light into an old form.