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
The author of Between Gods on uncovering family secrets, converting, and the vulnerability of self-discovery.
Serial has 1.26 million listeners hungry for clues that might only add up to chaos: like W.G. Sebald or Toronto writer Martha Baillie, it plays on our impulse to make sense...
The Arcade with Anshuman Iddamsetty
Understanding the reading experience with book jacket designer Peter Mendelsund.
The beloved leader of Frog Eyes discusses his first book, Clouds of Evil.
By attempting to discredit his victims, Ghomeshi lost his own credibility. This time, the public listened to the survivors; will they continue to?
During a visit to his London home, the author and noted perambulator talks about his new novel, the pathologies and addictions of late capitalism, and his present “end-of-days consciousness.”
The first instalment in a new fiction series, wherein we’ve asked five authors to write a short story inspired by World War I. Commissioned in partnership with the Globe and Mail.
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
Love flattens time.
The groceries in the trunk hyperventilate beneath the locks.
Old men substitute video games for bathing.
It’s a vegetarian act to eat a predator.
The sum of the squares of the first seven primes is 666.
Practicing disdain now constitutes 60% of billable hours.
The convention centre is also a mortuary.
Dice rattle in the breath as though the chest were a craps table and each lung a cup.
Civil rights in our day is a movement against body odour.
A fat man jogs in time-lapse.
More effort goes into social media strategy than elevators.
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.
How royalty went from almighty overlords to household mongrels — a new perspective on the monarchy. An excerpt from the latest Hazlitt Original.