The cover depicts, clockwise from the top left,
Sayyed Qutb, Isaac Brock, Paul Giamatti, and Susan Sontag.
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 4, NO. 3

Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A.
by Jenny Price
Los Angeles is the ideal place to tackle the problem of how to write about nature.

The Happiness Doctors
by Strawberry Saroyan
Can a fusion of science, self-help, and a few grumpy psychologists make us happier?

Critical Intimacy
by Lisa Levy
Sorting through the superabundance of contradictory adjectives in Susan Sontag’s obituaries.

It Never Entered My Mind
by Michael Almereyda
Travelling with William Eggleston, a deeply intelligent Southern photographer, in the real world.

Paul Giamatti
interviewed by Eric Spitznagel
Picking crumbs of granola from his belly, the guy from Sideways and Cinderella Man says interesting things about science fiction.

Errol Morris
in conversation with Adam Curtis
The two filmmakers discuss paranoia, notional moles, and how to make stock footage expressionistic.

The Power of Nightmares (an excerpt)
by Adam Curtis

Isaac Brock
interviewed by Brian J. Barr
The Modest Mouse frontman steals ideas from restaurants, simmers fish in coconut sauce, and says out loud: “I wish I had gills.” (Includes recipes.)

Etgar Keret
interviewed by Ben Ehrenreich
Israel’s most popular writer on the importance of defeat, desperation, and ambiguity.

Museum: The National Museum of Health and Medicine
by Brian H. Kehrl

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

Gustave Flaubert’s Bouvard And Pécuchet
reviewed by Adam Novy

David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green
reviewed by Christopher Byrd

Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail
reviewed by Ruth Davis Konigsberg

Here & Elsewhere: The Collected Fiction of Kenneth Burke
reviewed by Dan Johnson

Justus Ballard’s The Cubist Infant
reviewed by Mac Barnett

Geraldine Kim’s Povel
reviewed by Brandon Stosuy

La Zona Fantasma
by Javier Marías

by Zach Galifianakis

Schema: Felinology
by Gustavo Turner

The Either/Or Kill or Die For Aptitude Test
by Eric Fischl