The September Issue! Now available to read on and in a store near you. Featuring: Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker, Joe Kloc on thoroughbred turtle racing, Eula Biss on giving (and losing) blood, interviews with Neil LaBute and Meshell Ndegeocello, Wayne Koestenbaum on his new glasses, Nick Hornby, Daniel Handler, and more!

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Discuss Rules Beforehand by Chris Kraus [Full Text]

Navigating the professional and personal lives of writer Kathy Acker through her work and her emails with media theorist McKenzie Wark.

The Color and the Pageantry of Thoroughbred Turtle Racing by Joe Kloc
A handful of remaining Greenwich Village bohemians wonder what ever happened to the revolution.

Vampires and Vaccines by Eula Biss

“The Relic”: a new poem by Yusef Komunyakaa

Neil LaBute interviewed by Rider Strong
“I mean, were we aware that Nic Cage in a bear suit would be funny? Yeah. But we knew that we were still going to kill him in the end.”

Meshell Ndegeocello interviewed by Melissa Locker [Full Text]
“If you have a very good bottle of wine and a sunset, the person you’re with may wanna hear Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and things will happen.”

“Comics” edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Schema: All­ Ages Music by Tyler Doyle

Jenny Hendrix on Eleni Sikelianos, Ingrid Satelmajer on Ruth Krauss, Stephen Burt on Joseph Massey [Full Text], Andrés Carrasquillo on commuter advertisement [Full Text].

Pillow of Air by Lawrence Weschler [Full Text]

“Black Kite, White Plastic”: a new poem by Kimiko Hahn

The Process by Elisa Albert
Tanja Hollander discusses her quest to meet and photograph every one of her Facebook friends, including those she doesn’t actually know.

Eavan Boland interviewed by J. P. O’Malley

What the Swedes Read by Daniel Handler

What Could Go Wrong / What Could Go Right by Claire Vaye Watkins & Derek Palacio

Real Life Rock Top Ten by Greil Marcus

My New Glasses by Wayne Koestenbaum [Full Text]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading by Nick Hornby

Carroll Dunham interviewed by Ross Simonini

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“He Trusted the Author”: Remembering Giancarlo DiTrapano

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An Interview with Shane Jones

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