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Colossal in Scale, Appalling in Complexity by B. Alexandra Szerlip
The tiny, meticulous re-creations of golf courses, racetracks, and the fields of war that were the precursors of a sweeping view of the future
American Isolatoby Ginger Strand
How the creation of the United States Highway System led to the unremarked rise of a very American breed of serial killer
Americans Talk About Their Dogs by Ryan & Satchel
“I wouldn’t have said this before, but now I have a tremendous fear of having anything I have to protect.”
Drying in the Wilderness by Tana Wojczuk
The false promises of Manifest Destiny and the individualism of the American West created a mirage in the middle of the desert
On Dodgem Jockeys by Tom McCarthy
Hast thou considered the hired hands on the bumper-car circuit?
Kateřina Šedá interviewed by Darren O’Donnell
The artist who brought a village from the Czech Republic to London describes what it takes to curate entire lives
Jonathan Lethem microinterviewed by Peter Andrey Smith
Ricky Jay interviewed by Greg Buium
How far can you trust a man who’s a sleight-of-hand artist, card-sharp, actor, and storyteller?
William Connolly interviewed by Jill Stauffer
The political theorist discusses the dangers of pretending that the personal and the political can be separated.
Ronnie Scott on the BBC’s South Pacific
John Reed on Edward Gorey and Peter Neumeyer
What the Swedes Read by Daniel Handler
Musin’s and Thinkin’s by Jack Pendarvis
Schema: The Many Brows of Wallace Shawn by Megan Roberts
White Migraine: A new poem by Michael Dickman
Real Life Rock Top Ten by Greil Marcus with a companion Spotify playlist by Karolina Waclawiak
“Comics” edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Stuff I’ve Been Reading by Nick Hornby