Me, Rory and Aurora
A new story by Danish writer Jonas Eika, from the collection After the Sun.
An elegy by Nick Laird for his father, Alastair Laird, who died this year of Covid-19.
A Series of Rooms Occupied by Ghislaine Maxwell
‘What is the metaphor of the room? Of the house. Of the neighborhood.’
Chris Dennis on incarceration.
THE STARS OF THE FAST & FURIOUS FRANCHISE HAVE A CLAUSE IN THEIR CONTRACTS THAT SAYS THEY CAN NEVER LOSE A FIGHT
‘Another spring, another sequel.’
A poem by Sasha Debevec-McKenney.
In the Aftermath
‘Green would work but blue, cobalt blue to be precise, would be better.’
Fiction set in Flatbush by Eva Freeman.
‘But in variation #5 they spent ten hours together.’
An extract from Tao Lin’s novel Leave Society.
A Place I’d Go To
‘They were very old and had to be carried down the hall to the examination room and lifted onto and off the scale like sacks of tender, bruisable fruit.’
A story by Kathryn Scanlan.
Soft Pink Light
‘The stigma is to be a woman.’
Lynne Tillman introduces the photography of Kaitlin Maxwell.
‘She has always wanted this: to slip beneath the surface, to dispossess herself.’
An extract from Sara Freeman’s forthcoming novel.
How Prayer Works
‘My brother and I hurried through sloppy postures of praise, quiet as the light pooling around us.’
A new poem by Kaveh Akbar.
‘The hotel is pink all over, as the bitten inside of her mouth, as her dark father’s radiant bottom lip’.
A story by Vanessa Onwuemezi, from her collection Dark Neighbourhood.