The cover depicts, clockwise from the top left,
Jennifer Egan, Marjane Satrapi, Steven Soderbergh, and a rat.
Also featured are four details from Satrapi's graphic novels.
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 4, NO. 6

Tiny Cameras and India’s Toxic Acreage
by Alexander Zaitchik
How genre-flipping young novelist Aniruddha Bahal brought the Indian government to its knees.

Species of Spaces
by Jenny Davidson
Toni Schlesinger’s novelistic real-estate writing is charming, deadpan, and possibly supernatural.

Free Your Beast
by Trinie Dalton
How writing about animals can help you enjoy irony-free sex.

The Man Who Would Be Jack London
by Mark Sundeen
The legacy of Jack London rests with middle-tier academics, marketeers, fanatics, and an impersonator named Mike Wilson.

The Rodent is Myself
by Andrew Friedman
Deep in our cantankerous mammalistic core, the rodent and the human are one.

Steven Soderbergh
interviewed by Scott Indrisek
The difference between failures and things that are bad, explained.

Marjane Satrapi
interviewed by Joshuah Bearman
The Persepolis author on why she isn’t killing herself yet.

Ilan Stavans
in conversation with Oscar Villalon
By 2050, Latinos will account for a quarter of the U.S. population. How will the English-language media adapt?

Jennifer Egan
interviewed by Vendela Vida
Breathing new life into the gothic genre—but not in a creepy way.

Library: The Pembroke Library
by Benjamin Cohen

Short Stories Magazine
reviewed by Robin Hemley

Doughnut: Voodoo Doughnut
by Kevin Sampsell

Child: Bissler
by Trevor Koski

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

Michelle Wildgen’s You’re Not You
reviewed by Lara Tupper

Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani
reviewed by Pete L’Official

Rodrigo Fresán’s Kensington Gardens
reviewed by Theo Schell-Lambert

Ander Monson’s Vacationland
reviewed by Stephen Burt

Jane Yeh’s Marabou
reviewed by Phyllis Fong

Three New Picto-Novelettes
reviewed by Ross Simonini

by Jerri Blank

Four-Color Comics: Dick Crazy
by Michael Kupperman

Schema: German Words and How I Learned Them
by Jude Stewart