Power oscillates between a man and woman who are trying to make something happen, but can never quite get there.
The narrator recounts six brushes with rape in college. In short troubling episodes, he describes things he heard and victims he met—both accuser and accused.
A love triangle between a Danish Poet, a Danish Artist, and a cool young woman who may be a little too smart for her own good.
A man heading into adulthood and marriage hires a day laborer to help him move his things out of storage. But the day laborer bears a resemblance to the young man's abusive stepfather, and miscommunications between the two escalate to violence.
A woman whose wife is dying in the hospital meditates on the meaning of life.
A teacher has a student to her house and helps the student unwind her obsession with the painter Marsden Hartley, which begins, the student realizes, with an older man and a midnight walk in Paris.
Masked guests assembled for an anonymous ritual attend a play within a play: the illustration of the death experience.
A divorced man remembers the last days of his marriage, when he tried to convince his wife to get a job.
A woman in Buenos Aires starts sleeping with an effete American. Together they get away to Paraguay, where the man's naïveté and weakness is laid bare.
A girl goes with her father to see his mistress regularly. When her father dies, she pays the mistress one last visit and learns something surprising.
Two young women in the fashion industry try to keep their heads above water, whether it's by dating rich guys or stealing clothes from the magazine where they work.
A metaphysical meditation on the meaning of life, told in the form of the spiritual awakening of a man who wanted to be a woman in Britain.
A writer struggles to get a hold of the story of his grandmother-in-law's Christmas wish, for a bench that will sit by her tombstone.
Forty different ways writers torture their characters.
A young woman remembers the glory days when she was semi-famous in Milwaukee, before the haters took her down.
A family takes a picnic in their new smart car. They are attacked by helicopters and have other troubles.
A professional interrogator teaches frat boys how to run a proper hell week.
A husband sleeps in the basement scheming about how to outmaneuver his wife at chess, while she has sex with a man from Berlin in their bedroom.
Ten years ago, it felt like there were a lot of big magazines publishing fiction. In 2016, we are one of the few magazines that still publishes fiction in almost every issue, in addition to this, our yearly fiction issue. That's something.
Lynneice Washington won an historic election this November even as Donald Trump destroyed Hillary Clinton in Alabama. Here's what she has planned.
Protesters, including some anti-fascists itching for a fight, were prepared for the KKK to arrive in Danville, North Carolina. But the Klan never showed.
The season one finale was predictable, but still excellent.
A major victory for the "water protectors" at Standing Rock was greeted by cheers and cautious optimism.
Rafi and his friends play with a dead sheep in this strange comic by José Ja Ja Ja.