is experiencing technical difficulties, we’ll return as soon as we can get everything sorted out. Stay angry....more
Roof Books presents David Buuck (Co-Founder and Editor of Tripwire), Jean Day (The Triumph of Life), and Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution Laura Moriarty (Who That Divines)....more
For Guernica, Carmen Maria Machado writes about cultural myths around large women and fighting to take up space with her body and her mind.
Woe be to those who buy the Peggy couch. Anna Hezel pens a hilarious “buyer beware” at The Awl....more
Sunday 2/19: Co-founder of Milkweed Editions and poet Emilie Buchwald will feature at Literary Witnesses, held in the Plymouth Congregational Church. Buchwald will read from her newest collection of poetry, The Moment’s Only Moment. 12 p.m., free.
Tuesday 2/21: Carol Connolly’s series Reading by Writers continues with a tribute to Charles Bukowski....more
Have you submitted a piece to “Funny Women” and it wasn’t quite the right fit for the column? Have you always wanted to write for “Funny Women” or Daily Shouts or McSweeney’s Internet Tendency? Our very own Funny Women Editor Elissa Bassist is teaching another two-day workshop at Catapult, so if you missed out in the fall, now is your chance to learn from the best!...more
Through her work with Doctors Without Borders, Caitlin L. Chandler offers us a glimpse of what life is like on the Syrian border for Guernica.
For Real Life magazine, Christopher Schaberg examines the symbolism of airports as “fraught borderlands” perfect for a protest....more
Meanwhile, checking in on the end of the world, if you’ve somehow missed WaPo’s article about what the Justice Department knew you need to fix that right now (because this shouldn’t end with the resignation).
Back in the world of frivolous things, sometimes you just need to bury your head in dreampop....more
Saturday 2/11: Immigrant Rally: Here to Stay. Washington Square Park, 2 p.m., free.
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Jennifer Scappettone join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Sunday 2/12: Nicole Fix, Joanna C. Valente, Fraylie Nord, and Yardenne Greenspan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series....more
This week, C Pam Zhang has a flash fiction story at The Offing that is maybe about vampires but probably about girls, Chinese girls in particular. “Are They Vampires, or Are They Just Chinese?” is written in five brief paragraphs of atmospheric prose that is beautiful and barbed at the same time, like cotton candy wrapped around a railroad spike, or like girls....more
Way to go everybody, the Antifa are officially the most reasonable people around.
TBH no one has any idea how tall Everest is anymore.
Here’s your 1950s Cub Scout diary for the day.
Here’s you compendium of Soviet labels and packaging for the day....more
In fraught times, AK Press comes forward with a launch reading for its latest release, Against the Fascist Creep....more