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Waves Passing in the Night

Following the publication of Everything that Rises in 2007, the McSweeney’s.net website hosted a contest in which readers could submit their own …

The Comics Journal

BY Sep 11, 2018 1 Comment<p>Another full day at TCJ. First, Austin English returns with another provocative installment of his regular column. This …

Graphic Novels

The 13 Best Books of 2013: The Definitive Annual Reading List of Overall Favorites

All gratifying things must come to an end: The season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists — which covered writing and creativity, photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, children’s literature, and pets and animals — comes …

Can I Get in the Van?

It dawned on me: Black Flag did not have a bass player. I decided right then and there to find out where Greg Ginn was living, hitchhike across the country, and persuade him to let me try out—just as I had attempted to do when I was 16.<p><i>Illustration by Todd Ryan White</i><p>In the summer of 1981, a young …

The National Digital Public Library Is Launched!

The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and …

Insurrection: An Interview with Rachel Kushner

By Jesse Barron April 3, 2013<p><i>I filled up half a notebook preparing for my interview with Rachel Kushner, whose second novel,</i> The Flamethrowers<i>, arrives this week. [It was excerpted and served as the inspiration for the portfolio in our last issue.] The notes are wide-ranging and imprecise, a record</i> …

The Literaries | The Comics Journal

In the wake of the comics medium’s forty-year hike to serious acceptance, the chances are that now a person won’t get laughed out the room for …

Let Us Now Praise Al Feldstein | The Comics Journal

In my prime EC Fan-Addict years, 1952-to-1954, during which I was ten, eleven and twelve, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to <i>The Caine Mutiny</i> …

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Everything They Cook Takes Five Hours: An Interview with Director Alexa Karolinski

By Tim Small March 28, 2013<p><i>Alexa Karolinski is an old friend. I first met her in 2005, when I was the editor at</i> VICE <i>Italy, in Milan, and she was a particularly bright intern at the</i> VICE <i>Germany office. Alexa quit</i> VICE <i>a few months after I met her; she then moved to Paris for a while, started working</i> …

Meshworm

The last few years have seen the rise of "soft robots," squirming, biomorphic, and highly flexible little machines that can be used to slip through …

Cool Dam

[Image: The Auburn Dam site, via Google Maps].<p>While re-reading John McPhee's excellent book <i>Assembling California</i> last month for the San Andreas Fault …

Longreads Member Pick: Jason Zengerle's First Assignment for Might Magazine

This week, we're thrilled to feature Jason Zengerle, a contributing editor for New York magazine and GQ who has been featured on Longreads many …

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws

On July 15th, 1995, in the quiet Southern California city of Whittier, a 33-year-old black man named Curtis Wilkerson got up from a booth at …