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The Believer Book Award and The Believer Poetry Award !

The Reader Survey
Believer readers vote for their favorites

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Colossal in Scale, Appalling in Complexity by B. Alexandra Szerlip
The tiny, meticulous re-creations of golf courses, racetracks, and the fields of war that were the precursors of a sweeping view of the future

American Isolatoby Ginger Strand
How the creation of the United States Highway System led to the unremarked rise of a very American breed of serial killer

Americans Talk About Their Dogs by Ryan & Satchel

“I wouldn’t have said this before, but now I have a tremendous fear of having anything I have to protect.”

Drying in the Wilderness by Tana Wojczuk

The false promises of Manifest Destiny and the individualism of the American West created a mirage in the middle of the desert

On Dodgem Jockeys by Tom McCarthy
Hast thou considered the hired hands on the bumper-car circuit?

Kateřina Šedá interviewed by Darren O’Donnell

The artist who brought a village from the Czech Republic to London describes what it takes to curate entire lives

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Jonathan Lethem microinterviewed by Peter Andrey Smith

Ricky Jay interviewed by Greg Buium

How far can you trust a man who’s a sleight-of-hand artist, card-sharp, actor, and storyteller?

William Connolly interviewed by Jill Stauffer
The political theorist discusses the dangers of pretending that the personal and the political can be separated.

Rick Moody on Ryan Boudinot

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Ronnie Scott on the BBC’s South Pacific

John Reed on Edward Gorey and Peter Neumeyer

What the Swedes Read by Daniel Handler

Musin’s and Thinkin’s by Jack Pendarvis

Schema: The Many Brows of Wallace Shawn by Megan Roberts

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White Migraine: A new poem by Michael Dickman

Real Life Rock Top Ten by Greil Marcus with a companion Spotify playlist by Karolina Waclawiak

“Comics” edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Stuff I’ve Been Reading by Nick Hornby

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