Well, if this is a Mister Donut, then in my opinion, Mister Donut is a disgrace. Where’s the service? When I was at the company, the department head used to take his inner circle to a coffee shop by the main gate every Friday. Now the master of that place, he remembered our names, our ranks and wh…
Variations on a Theme by Mister Donut
‘When I think of menopause I don’t think of hot flashes; I am not here to talk about hot flashes.’ Mary Ruefle on menopause.
Urvashi Butalia on the life of transgender Mona Ahmed and her search for a feminine identity.
The Weak Spot
‘Murder class was the new thing, but of course they didn’t call it that. They called it Specialised Life Skills for Girls.’ – Sophie Mackintosh
woman is a construct
‘woman is basically meant / to be a residential complex’ – A poem by Angélica Freitas, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan.
Rachel Cusk on motherhood, marriage and separation.
The January Man
‘You'll be sorrier when the ice cracks. Do you know how many boys are under there now? Eleven, and they're very sorry indeed.’
‘He comes all the way here after he died and the two of you are making small talk?’ New fiction by Hiromi Kawakami, translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell
Of Donuts I Have Loved
‘Krispy Kremes melt at the touch, are tender and loving, are used by my family to perform a wholeness we do not always feel’