‘In Marienbad we were relieved from the feeling that we’d missed a heyday – we did, but it doesn’t matter.’
Anna Dorn on her astrology journey.
‘Why does the centre of Berlin look like an abandoned shopping mall on the edge of Omaha?’ An essay from Peter Richter, translated by Shaun Whiteside.
‘We did not know until then that there was a “we”. And that there were so many of us. So many of us who needed so much to change.’
‘In Delhi the heat is chemical, something unworldly, a dry bandage or heating pad wrapped around the body.’ Memoir by Amitava Kumar.
‘joseph uncle is ghost-quiet / the kind of man you can’t scream at’ Poems by Akwaeke Emezi.
‘I’ve loved experiencing the page as a map, as something to be wandered across.’ Lee Lai on the function of page and panel in comics.
‘Winning, it turns out, was the cracking whip that meant gamblers had to stay where they were until they lost their money all over again.’Marina Benjamin on losing.
Author of The Great Mistake discusses the importance of opening lines.
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