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Odds and Sods: On Rachel Kushner, Roberto Bolaño, and Literary B-Sides
On Rachel Kushner's The Strange Case of Rachel K
Lives From New York
On Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band and Robert Christgau's Going Into the City
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 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

Odds and Sods: On Rachel Kushner, Roberto Bolaño, and Literary B-Sides

As interviews, explanatory essays, and other process-focused publishing artifacts become inescapable parts of the literary package, do we have to reckon with novels on terms other than our own?

‘You Make Your Own Path Within the Maze’: An Interview with Olivier Assayas

Talking with the filmmaker behind Clouds of Sils Maria about meta-relationships between his movies, unconscious influences, and the beauty of acting.

Insidious Tempter: A History of Iranian Cinema

Despite years of intimidation, censorship, and violence, Iran’s filmmakers continue to rise above the nation’s restrictions on the medium.

Blank Space

Our minds have a funny way of re-writing history. What do we do with all we’ve forgotten?

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Hatred, Haiku, and Hardcore Erotica: Your Guide to the 2015 Baseball Season

Literally every single thing you need to know to prepare yourself for the next 2,430 games.

This Portentous Composition: Swan Lake’s Place in Soviet Politics

How the classic ballet has changed—and been changed by—the history of Russia.

The Girls on Shit Duty

A weeklong trip filled with deep-fried shore meals does funny things to a man’s insides. When you have to clean up the grisly aftermath, all you can do is laugh.

Chasing Lights

When celebrities become gods, the faithful become an army.

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?

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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.

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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.