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The State of Shane Smith's Disunion
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:20

After today’s all-hands “state of the union” meeting, many editorial staffers emerged furious from what they thought was going to be...

Who's Ready For A Frankie Muniz Comeback?
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:21

On a summer day in 2013, my brother and I made a trek to the San Fernando Valley to go see the house where “Malcolm in the Middle” was filmed. Whe...

S.Kull, "Sweet"
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:03

Wait, Thanksgiving is a week from today? What the fuck, Time? I thought the deal was you would drag ass at a pace so glacial it would barely be percep...

A Poem by Tracy K. Smith
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:50

Eternity              Landscape Painting It is as if I can almost still remember. As if I once perhaps belonged here. The mountains a deep ...

Tom Clancy Made Us Idiots About Terrorism
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:39

There’s terror going on in the world and we need hard men, the right men. Men with Heckler & Koch MP5s, silencers and holographic sights. Men wh...

New York City, November 14, 2017
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:28

★★★ The light had dulled after a bright and promising beginning, but north of the zenith the sky was an attractive tangle of white wisps on blue...

He Sings Sea Songs By The Sea Shore
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:19

I collect folk songs about shipwrecks and other maritime disasters, so it was with great excitement that I queued up my playlist of 64 songs about shi...

It's Prokofiev Month!
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:18

Image via Wikimedia Commons It’s that magical time of year again. You know it, I know it, let’s all say it together: I’m reading a giant compose...

The Options
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:19

The Awl

1800Haightstreet, "Flood"
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:22

Are you in the mood for some “grinding, heavily-stepped UK-blended razor techno” this morning? Well it’s not always about you. I am ...

New York City, November 13, 2017
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:44

★ There was nothing outside that anyone wanted to wake up for. The best that could be said for the rain was that it too minor to do anything about, ...

Prussian Blue, The Color of Great Waves and Starry Nights
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:20

. . . . . . . . . . This is the story of a blue most common, and most beloved. A blue that Thoreau thought needed to be Americanized, like Freedom fri...

The Trumps' wedding cake, an obscene snow globe, and Monet's glasses
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:19

Lot 1: Let Them Eat Cake Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions Auction houses occasionally serve up pieces of famous people’s old wedding cakes for reason...

Ed Carlsen, "Spring" (Matt Emery Remix)
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:18

I woke up with “Monster Mash” in my head and I bet that’s the best thing that’s gonna happen to me all day. For you, though, h...

Moon Wheel, "Mondshine Ode"
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:20

Weren’t we just here? Wasn’t it moments ago that we were waking up to a new week, full of dread and barely able to drag ourselves to the starting ...

Clothing Compromise
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:26

The Awl

New York City, November 12, 2017
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:53

★★★★★ A contrail arched smoothly across the cloud-whitened sky and fractured to bits in a wall of mirrored windows. The freeze had lifted; a...

Don't Win Arguments, Win Elections
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:22

Image: Basheer Tome via Flickr “Man, this Thanksgiving is going to be brutal for family political talk. What can I do?” —Ronnie Red State Thanks...

What About Separating The Work From The Worker?
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:18

In late October, as I wrote columns and tweeted about this wave of stories, I discovered that a male colleague had been hired here at New York despi...

New York City, November 8, 2017
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:18

★★ A plume of steam from a building-top pipe was showing in the cool air. Dainty clouds lay loosely in rows on delicate blue. The chill sank in th...

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