September 2012
September 2012
The cover depicts, clockwise from the upper left, Augusto Monterroso, Young Jean Lee, a beaver, and Heather Christle. Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 10, NO. 7

Eddie Is Gone
by Nicole Pasulka
The development of modern-day surfing, and how Hawaii was transformed into America.

The Unresilient
by Francisco Goldman
When both memory and imagination are required to tell a story properly, what genre categorizes the result?

by Adam Thirlwell
A translator explains his process for creating an English version of a French version of a Spanish miniature.

Translations of Works by Augusto Monterroso
by Adam Thirlwell

How to Scrutinize a Beaver
by Rachel Poliquin
Cromwell Mortimer’s groundbreaking “The Anatomy of a Female Beaver, and an Account of Castor Found in Her”

What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler

Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus

Musin’s and Thinkin’s
by Jack Pendarvis

with guest columnist Richard Herring

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

Schema: An Anatomy of Physiological Mnemonics
by Jude Stewart

Heather Christle
micro-interviewed by Daniel Handler

Matt Mullican
interviewed by Ross Simonini
The artist talks about going under hypnosis to find room to breathe in the powerful etiquette of the art world.

Young Jean Lee
interviewed by Naomi Skwarna
“I’m trying to lay out all of the conflict that I see, present it, and have you wrestle with it on your own.”

Jonathan Gold
interviewed by Andrew Simmons
Over beers in Koreatown, the food critic discusses octopus intelligence and finding news ways to call something “salty.”

Ben Mauk on
Jedediah Berry’s “The Manual of Detection”

Brandon Hobson on
Patrick DeWitt’s “The Sisters Brothers”

Ingrid Satelmajer on
“YouTube Bible”

Tell Me What to Do
by Rachel Monroe
A freelance writer wonders, “How do you make a day that feels like a harmonious unity instead of a chaos?”

edited by Alvin Buenaventura

“News from the Muse”
A new poem by Frederick Seidel