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.
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.
A professional interrogator teaches frat boys how to run a proper hell week.
A family takes a picnic in their new smart car. They are attacked by helicopters and have other troubles.
A young woman remembers the glory days when she was semi-famous in Milwaukee, before the haters took her down.
Forty different ways writers torture their characters.
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.
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.
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 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 divorced man remembers the last days of his marriage, when he tried to convince his wife to get a job.
Masked guests assembled for an anonymous ritual attend a play within a play: the illustration of the death experience.
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.
A woman whose wife is dying in the hospital meditates on the meaning of life.
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 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.
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.
Power oscillates between a man and woman who are trying to make something happen, but can never quite get there.
Some recent videos to blow your mind and cap off your weekend.
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To get a job, you need experience. But to get experience, you need a job. See the problem here?
Peeing on the carpet? Doing ketamine in the beer garden? We look into the delicate art of getting banned.
A few months after George John were unexpectedly dosed with LSD, the whole band decided to try psychedelics properly. So they holed up in Zsa Zsa Gabor's house with Peter Fonda and David Crosby to get properly fucked.
A repress of Tom Wolfe's seminal book features rare manuscripts, photos, and more. We talked to Lawrence Schiller, whose photographs of the counterculture movement inspired Wolfe, about how the new text offers the "full picture of set and setting."