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The Essence of Archie
On Bart Beaty's Twelve-Cent Archie
‘That Old Lady is Really Letting it Rip’: An Interview with Alexandra Fuller
An Interview with the Author of Leaving Before the Rains Come
The Eternal Returns of the American Room
On Richard McGuire's Here
The attraction of lunatic balls seems to have come not only from the fear of violence or unpredictability in asylum-dwellers’s behaviour, but from the existential threat of being forced to ponder the blurry distinction between sanity and insanity.— Linda Besner

Features

Three Fates in Nigeria

Terror threats, delayed elections, and inept social media assistants: Imagining the fight for Nigeria’s political future.

‘That Old Lady is Really Letting it Rip’: An Interview with Alexandra Fuller

The author of Leaving Before the Rains Come on how to write fairly about divorce, whether anyone can truly “have it all,” and the perils of “bumper-sticker feminism.”

‘You Can Burn the Paper, But the Stories Live On’

A day with the nomadic booksellers of Pakistan.

The Scars To Prove It

In the mid 2000s, new programs made it seem like Canada might finally reckon with the toxic legacy of residential schools. Less than 10 years later, they’re going broke and forgotten. Sounds familiar.

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Features

The End of Alaska’s Ferry Bars

On-deck taverns on the Marine Highway System bring together residents of a solitary state, but not for much longer.

Horror’s True Gift

The wreckage of last year’s Ebola outbreak remains, and for the first time in 2015, cases have risen in three African nations. The crisis is far from over, so why don’t we care anymore?

Seeking a More Complicated Truth: An Interview with Peter Carey

The author of Amnesia on shifting narratives, the early days of the Internet, and the CIA’s nefarious history in Australia.

This is For the Common Good

Meat is everywhere, once you start looking.

In this ancient Pompeii, sex was marketed unapologetically, with a directness that would shame the most mercenary of modern advertisers. Independent sex workers used graffiti to advise clients of prices and locations, while erotic frescos functioned as non-verbal signage for brothels, luring in passersby.— Alexandra Kimball

Poetry

Winter

there’s a guy standing beside me
waiting for the bus

guy says
Israel is like a coffee cup

then he wipes his nose
on his sleeve

Israel is like a coffee cup? I say
how?

Hazlitt Books

Song of the Caged Bird

A stint teaching at a writer’s workshop in Ramallah leads the author to examine the Palestinian resistance through the literature that has shaped it. An excerpt from the latest Hazlitt Original.

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Our Pet Queen

How royalty went from almighty overlords to household mongrels — a new perspective on the monarchy. An excerpt from the latest Hazlitt Original.

Video

Pagelicker 5.0: Andrew Kaufman

Host Robert Dayton makes a cup of hot cocoa for author Andrew Kaufman as they discuss Kaufman’s latest novel, Born Weird, and the many ways in which families both make you and mess you up.