“problem with contributing to my Roth IRA is that I have to believe that ‘retiring’ will still be a thing that people do”: An excerpt from Stacy Szymaszek’s Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals, forthcoming from Fence in 2015.
Nicholas Rys spoke with Sean Kilpatrick about voice, influence, and lack of narrative in his latest book, Sucker June.
Jana du Plessis
Jana du Plessis’s essay on Tinder, meeting people online, getting over heartbreak, small talk, and clichés.
Andrew Duncan Worthington
Andrew Worthington catches up with Andrew James Weatherhead about the influences and attentions in his new book, Cats and Dogs.
Danniel Schoonebeek talks to poet and artist Todd Colby about his series of repurposed Governors Island postcards.
Nora Hickey shows that we’re all trying to find our way back to something and that Archie comics are weirder than you likely are aware of.
What inspires people to want to try to have procreative sex under a 340-ton boulder? Fortunato Salazar investigates the Levitated Mass at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Is your “apology” actually an apology, or a backhanded method of defense? Molly Brodak takes a deeper look.
Why is David Lynch’s Blue Velvet considered a classic, while Jonathan Demme’s strangely parallel Something Wild is not? Scott Creney provide a close critical evaluation of two of 1986’s strangest films.
A heartbreaking and beautifully crafted personal essay on motherhood, being big, and loving too much.