I Guess There’s Nothing I Can Do
by Lena Dunham
Are there some things you just have to know? Second-wave feminism, Sylvia Likens, and the search for meaning in stories of sexual violence.
Outside the Manson Pinkberry
by Rachel Monroe
An obsession with the melodrama of cults and murders is common in teenagers—but some people never lose interest.
by Clancy Martin
With all his faith used up, and on the verge of losing his right to see his kids, a father turns to an impersonal technology to restore the trust of his loved ones.
What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler
Stuff I’ve Been Reading
Ram Dass & Rameshwar Das
Interviewed by Ross Simonini
Interviewed by Alexis Cheung
by Sarah Rose Sharp
An African-art curator from the Detroit Institute of Arts describes the production and history of Ghanaian military flags.
interviewed by Elianna Kan
Interviewed by Andrew Paul
September All Year Long
by Danica Novgorodoff and Etgar Keret
A comics artist and fiction writer build a world where a credit-card swipe procures nice
weather for the wealthy.
by Chris Russell
An illustrator uses unconventional materials to draw strangers on the stage most available to him: the New York City subway system.
A discussion on (mostly) books as they relate to the theme of repetition, featuring Stephanie Burt on the poetry of YOLO, Sam Lefebvre on the vernacular of hardcore, and Keegan Cook Finberg on the language of a filibuster. Plus work from Greg Cwik, Douglas W. Milliken, Mairead Small Staid, Jeremy M. Davies, and J.W. McCormack.
“Touching Stuff”: a new poem
by Peter Davis
“May Day,” “Prophecy”: new poems
by Marianne Boruch