The boy who is coming home with part of himself missing is the man’s nephew. The man, Silas, receives the news and hangs up the phone, numb. He wants a drink. He doesn’t want a drink. He wants time to move backward.
Portraits that capture the everyday.
Our quarterly roundup of fellowships, residencies, and prizes accepting applications.
The artist, director, and actress discuss their endurance performance, The Second Woman, and its exploration of gender performativity.
Painting and sculpting faces.
The poet, translator, and Action Books publisher on his collection of essays about US literary culture, foreign influence, and the illusion of mastery.
Reminding us the artwork does not exist in a void.
we consummated our marriage / on a bed littered with sour faces / of dead presidents, liberated livestock / sweating through the dollars.
A short history of Detroit techno.
The writer on the tradition of notebook writers, archiving his own work, and enjoying a ragged, damaged, nervous narration.
Honoring the art-making process.
She was coming out of the library when she saw him. Their paths had crossed a couple of times before. Three, to be exact. More or less under the same circumstances. He was riding an orange bicycle, and a little girl was standing behind him on the pannier rack.
On mystifying moments big and small.
The writer on releasing her debut story collection, writing as a woman of color, and balancing a medical career with the writer’s life.
A medium for conversations about deep time, how war affects our consciousness, literature and, of course, nothing.
The writer and activist filmmaker on completing the trilogy comprised of Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not, and This Mournable Body—narratives of women’s strength in the face of injustice.
If artists are not given the time and space to tell their own story, others will do it for them.
Exploring Grenada’s past and present.
A playful take on Latin American expeditions that reveals the contradictory problems therein.