I was recently at a party and found myself talking to a linguist and he told me that we had been pronouncing komik’c-ed incorrectly but that it meant pretty much what my mother claimed it meant.
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Who Killed Tolstoy?
Elif Batuman travels to the International Tolstoy Conference in Russia to determine, once and for all, if Leo Tolstoy was murdered.
Abuse, Silence, and the Light That Virginia Woolf Switched On
When Virginia Woolf was thirteen, she was abused by her half-brother George Duckworth. No one believed her – not even her biographers.
A Few Words about Fake Breasts
Nell Boeschenstein on the fraught discourse surrounding post-mastectomy reconstruction.
Jillian Weise explains what being a cyborg really means.
The Man Who Lived
Snigdha Poonam reports from India, where rumours spreading over WhatsApp fuel flash mobs, political violence and murder.
‘We went directly out of the theatre and into the streets, my mother weeping on the little usher's arm.’
‘She was Some Pig. Her eggs easily incorporated the human genetic code. All her piglets were star patents.’