January 2011
The cover depicts, clockwise from the upper left,
Daniel Ortega circa 1979, Isabella Rossellini as Lady Helen Port-Huntley,
Bianca Casady, and Pharoahe Monch.
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 9, NO. 1

The Crying of Page 45
by Reif Larsen
How will a page without limits change the way we tell stories?

The Depthless Bookshelf
by Theo Schell-Lambert
Selling the uncomplicated ease of virtual reading

The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
by Deb Olin Unferth

a new poem by Matthew Dickman

Conscientious Clothing
by Andy Selsberg

Field Guide
a new poem by Tracy K. Smith

Leïla Marouane’s The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris
reviewed by M. Lynx Qualey

Bette Pesetsky’s Stories up to a Point
reviewed by Justin Taylor

Molly Bendall’s Under the Quick
reviewed by Stephen Burt

The Beowulf Manuscript
Edited and Translated by R. D. Fulk

reviewed by Colin Fleming

Timothy Donnelly’s The Cloud Corporation
reviewed by David Gorin

Pharoahe Monch
interviewed by Adam Mansbach
“When you find that music, you really feel in your soul what’s on the level with what.”

Bianca Casady
interviewed by Ross Simonini

Guy Maddin
interviewed by Ryan Boudinot

John Ehle
in conversation with Michael Ondaatje, Linda Spalding, Leon Rooke

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

with guest columnist Scott Thompson

Thalia Field
micro-interviewed by John Madera

Musin’s and Thinkin’s
by Jack Pendarvis

edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Schema: Hip-hop Labels
by Daniel Levin Becker

Creative Accounting: Menomena’s Animated Music Video
by Christopher Benz

Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus

a new poem by Ben Lerner

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