“I’ve been clean for over twenty years.”
What if plants are smarter than we think — a lot smarter?
“That’s the thing about life, something you think lends it a purpose doesn’t last forever.”
“I hate sport, and I have a horror of circus games.”
“Ghosts abounded—but were they real?”
On finding a version of heaven—or, perhaps, life—in Red Dead Redemption 2.
“We write to make it possible for the unwritten world to express itself through us.”
“Surely there's nothing so dangerous as an aphorism concrete enough to catch its own reflection.”
Before this September, I hadn’t heard from Yara in months. They’re an Iranian journalist who has reported for the country’s most prominent newspapers and publications. We first met in New York in 2018…
“I am not much of a morning person,” Jeremy Prynne warned us, as we made arrangements for this interview. “My natural habitat seems to be the hours of darkness, ad libitum. So I’ll be pretty useless…
«My natural habitat seems to be the hours of darkness, ad libitum. So I’ll be pretty useless until about ten thirty or eleven a.m. at best: but at the other end of the day I never tire.”»
Ivan Brunetti on Lynda Barry, and all the things that can happen in the space of four panels.
“I do not choose to be a secondary object.”
“Is it possible to both appreciate Undine’s talent for survival while also refusing to mistake it for freedom?”
“I’ve been collecting these theories of why writers write because so many writers have written about it.”
«I encountered Joan Didion’s famous line about why she writes—“entirely to find out what I’m thinking”»
In 1910, a mouse named Ignatz first beaned Krazy Kat with a brick. The plot of this comic strip, centered on a “heppy go lucky kat,” is simple. Krazy Kat loves Ignatz Mouse. Officer Pup loves Krazy…
The library museum ruptures our habitual schema for what to do when confronted with a text. We cannot comprehend the sentences, the words, the script itself even. And furthermore. we are not meant to,…
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