I’d never heard or read about the carnival called al-Qays before I read the article. But I wanted that history for myself. The only way to claim it was to make the details up.
Andre doesn’t go out dancing anymore. On Saturdays, he paints these sad-boy Edward Hopper scenes. Faceless men at bus stops.
The Trouble With Language might be fiction, strictly, and prose, mostly, but genre is liquid in these stories.
Diana Barrymore, only daughter of Michael Strange (born Blanche Oelrichs) and the notorious John. She is twenty years old, and will not actually appear in this scene.
I spy the insect as I prepare for bed.
The eight stories in Veronica Montes’ chapbook The Conquered Sits at the Bus Stop, Waiting are peopled by characters overwhelmed in some manner — by grief, by the desire to be seen, by the ceaseless march of time, by aging.
When I opened my apartment door, my friend Sandy stood in the doorway, her clothes disheveled and stained with blood, her hair matted on both sides, twisted like stray wires.
Edendale, the first novel from Jacquelyn Stolos, takes place in Los Angeles during wildfire season and follows four roommates as small transgressions escalate into unforgivable ones.
As an undergraduate in the mid-eighties at NYU, I had the privilege to study with Derek Parfit who is widely considered one of the most important and influential moral philosophers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Evvy was driving the ocean side of Highway 1 along the cliffs at Big Sur, fifty years old and feeling it in her neck and hip. It was difficult to keep her eyes off the Pacific. The wave was at sixteen feet.
The Invention of Love, Sara Schaff’s second short story collection, is a meditation on the messiness of love, art, and belonging in women’s lives. Schaff is fascinated by the journey of female identity — its origin, development, and influences.