Novel

Art

Infamous Erotic Novel 'Story of O' Inspired Natalie Frank's Arousing Art

The kinky French 'fairy tale,' as the artist calls it, was taboo for decades.
Julia Gray
6.11.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

An Excerpt from Ling Ma's Upcoming Novel, 'Severance'

What's worse than breaking up? Ending things during an apocalyptic super storm.
Ling Ma
4.9.18
Eliza Hamilton

Giving Eliza Hamilton the Chill Legacy the Musical Denied Her

Where "Hamilton" tossed Eliza's story aside in favor of her sister, "I, Eliza Hamilton" offers a rare glimpse of Eliza's impact on her husband and in turn, American history.
Ilana Masad
11.8.17
Exhibition

A Sylvia Plath Retrospective Finally Puts Her Visual Art on Display

Little known fact: Plath was an art major before she switched to English.
Cailey Rizzo
7.28.17
Terraform

Read a Mindbending Excerpt from Ann Leckie’s New Novel ‘Provenance’

A transaction with a mysterious entity leads to trouble in the award-winning sci-fi author's upcoming novel.
Ann Leckie
7.14.17
Terraform

Excuses

A train ride gives way to a hallucinatory and grisly news interview in this excerpt from the upcoming sci-fi sequel 'Archetypal.'
Joseph Mackinnon
5.25.17
Sex

A Look Inside America's First Romance and Erotica-Only Bookstore

Passion! Risk! Zombie Erotica! Two sisters learn just how far they're willing to go to empower women and bring lustful love stories to the masses.
Justin Caffier
3.7.17
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

Void Star: An Excerpt from Zachary Mason's New Novel

A young man awakens in the hospital to find that a hard drive has been installed under his forehead to save his life; he "remembers"—in perfect detail—the two weeks since his hardware was surgically implanted.
Zachary Mason
2.15.17
movies

Come Watch 'The Running Man' with Motherboard at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action film that depicted a dystopian 2017 United States with a deadly government reality show.
Carl Franzen
12.28.16
The 2016 Fiction Issue

An Excerpt from Rachel Cusk's Upcoming Novel, 'Transit'

A teacher has a student to her house and helps the student unwind her obsession with the painter Marsden Hartley, The student realizes the fixation first began with an older man and a midnight walk in Paris.
Rachel Cusk
12.12.16
The Music Issue

'Universal Harvester': An Excerpt from John Darnielle's New Novel

Bob spent most of the year by himself in a farmhouse on a property he owned outside Collins. If he still hunted or fished, it wasn't with anybody he'd known back when he lived in town: Nobody really knew what Bob did with his time.
John Darnielle
10.11.16
Art

All This Will Happen, More or Less: A Kurt Vonnegut Opera Debuts in Indiana This Month

Here's a little-known fact: the 'Cat’s Cradle' and 'Slaughterhouse Five' author wrote an opera in the weeks leading up to his death. Now, 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' makes its long-awaited debut.
Kara Weisenstein
9.10.16
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