Sunday Stories: “Fat Piglet”

Fat Piglet by Marcy Dermansky A few years ago, when I was still a teenager, I was on a reality TV show. I did not enjoy it. I did not like having my life on camera. It made me crazy nervous. I found that I wanted to eat all the time. The camera was always there when I didn’t want it. I would find myself on national TV eating chocolate eclairs, chocolate smeared on my face. The producer of the […]

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Vol.1 Brooklyn’s October 2016 Book Preview

This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.

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Afternoon Bites: New Marcy Dermansky Fiction, Considering David Byrne, Franklin Bruno on Colony Music, and More

“For most of us, those limbo times are exciting, because the disconnectedness gives us freedom, and nothing is decided yet, and we know we will make choices and step back into the anchored world a little more like the person we want to be. ” Sara Ryan chats with Kio Stark. Marcy Dermansky has new fiction at Blip. Melissa Chadburn has a fantastic essay at Salon. As does Jami Attenberg, at The Rumpus. Also: hot damn, Middlesteins cross-stitch. Franklin Bruno on the closing […]

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