My Mother Sent Me an NSFW Clip
The next morning she emailed me "IMG_0087.MOV," a humorous skit about a man on a tram that keeps suddenly stopping, causing him to repeatedly ram his face into the large-breasted woman seated across from him.
I Got Shanghaied
I went to Shanghai with the idea that I might casually get laid. My loser low confidence—at bars, parties; any hook-up situation with which pensive celibates are obsessed—would finally be reprieved because I would be among “my people,” or so my racist...
Zen and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance
On December 13, 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army stormed Nanking, the former capital of the Republic of China. In the six week period that followed, they killed an estimated 300,000 soldiers and civilians, including women and children, the latter in...
We Await Silent Thomas's Empire
Pynchon’s newest novel, The Bleeding Edge, comes out next week. Penguin released a teaser, which I skeptically read up to the point, a few paragraphs in, where a boy named Ziggy tells his mom that a tree "doesn't suck."