Contributors: Wheeler Winston Dixon, Robert T. Klose, Lisa Zeidner, John Mosier, David Madden, Charles Ramirez Berg, Laurie Blauner, Carol K. Howell, Eric Smooin, Christina Crosby, L.J. Bright
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OŚWIĘCIM, Poland—As they do on every anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops, witnesses to the Holocaust will gather Sunday, older, frailer, fewer than the year before.
After 68 years, the camp itself is showing its …5
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing, by Ian Bogost. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. $19.95, 168 pages.
What do computer microchips, chicken wings, baby pandas, and packs of cigarettes have in common? For one, they are …4
and I was like Bill! I’m a fan! Come over for lunch!
and he said he’d be delighted though he was sunburned
and wearing a salmon-colored shirt which made him
self-conscious he told me in confidence
I served tuna sandwiches …3
Contributors: Walter McDonald, Stuart Peterfreund, Hugo Lindo, Elizabeth Gamble Miller, Octavio Armand, Carol Maier, Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Miguel Labordeta, Will Kirkland, Ron Tanner, Tony Cartano, Lee Fahnestock, H.E. Francis, Sandra Russell Clark, Georges Bataille, Cecile Lindsay, Michael Fischer, Michael …1
A one-star Amazon review of D.T. Max’s new biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, lampoons the book as “SHALLOW.” Another one-star review accuses the book of being full of pointless factoids. But it …3
I wake up and stumble into the bathroom,
tear off a few sheets of toilet paper produced by a private equity firm.
I pour a fresh glass of water provided by private equity.
Private equity wants to know who I’ll …
The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, by Rebecca McClanahan. University of Georgia Press, 2012. $19.95, 192 pages.
The Riddle Song, first published by the University of Georgia Press in 2002, was reissued in paperback in 2012. The title, as …3
Contributors: Steve Stern, Doug MacCash, Walter Rutkowski, Rodney Jones, James Sallis, Louis Gallo, John Wood, Norman German, John Dollis, Enid Shomer, Jeanne M. Leiby, William Trowbridge, Stephen March, Trayce Diskin, Susan Gebhardt, Dieter Weslowski, Niam McArdle, Gitta Deutsch, Richard Katrovas, …0
So mom brings a guy home tonight—fourth fucking guy in a month—and guess what? He has a tattoo that says I Love Mom. It’s on his chest. They both think it’s hilarious. He finds it so hilarious he farts …1
The title of Melissa Malouf’s new novel, More Than You Know (Dalkey Archive Press, 2014), is more than the title of a classic Vincent Youmans’ song from the 1930s. It’s also a reflection on the perpetual state of mind of the …1