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Vol 22 No 1

Vol 22 No 1
Spring 2018
Guest Designer - Julian Casablancas

Deep Shelter
by Jo Lloyd

Deep Shelter
by Jo Lloyd

Deep Shelter
by Jo Lloyd

Our Day of Grace
by Jim Shepard

Our Day of Grace
by Jim Shepard

Our Day of Grace
by Jim Shepard

Natural Light
by Kathleen Alcott

Our Day of Grace
by Jim Shepard

Our Day of Grace
by Jim Shepard

Our Day of Grace
by Jim Shepard

Vol 21 No 4

Vol 21 No 4
Winter 2017/2018
Guest Designer - Hung Liu

Notes on Design
by Hung Liu

To Get Rich Is Glorious
by Alexandra Chang

Vol 21 No 3

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Vol 21 No 3
Fall 2017
Guest Designer - Richard Misrach

Notes on Design
by Richard Misrach

The Full Middle of Zero
by Onyinye Ihezukwu

Rust and Bone
by Craig Davidson

Vol 21 No 2

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Vol 21 No 2
Summer 2017
Guest Designer - Jeff Bridges

Notes on Design
by Jeff Bridges

Alexa
by Lily Tuck

Heretics
by Patrick Flanery

Misery
by Anton Chekhov

Vol 21 No 1

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Vol 21 No 1
Spring 2017
Guest Designer - Iggy Pop

A Note on the Design
by Iggy Pop

Items Awaiting Protective Enclosure
by Téa Obreht

The Reinvention of Troubling Love
by Elena Ferrante and Mario Martone

Vol 20 No 4

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Vol 20 No 4
Winter 2016/2017
Guest Designer - Olafur Eliasson

Julieta
by Pedro Almodóvar

Seeing Diane Arbus
by Lindsay Zibach

Vol 20 No 3

Vol 20 No 3
Fall 2016
Guest Designer - Creative Growth

The Immortal Milkshake
by Thomas Pierce

Vol 20 No 2

Vol 20 No 2
Summer 2016
Guest Designer - Mickalene Thomas

Forty Words
by Yannick Murphy

Your Arkansas Traveler
by Budd Schulberg

Vol 20 No 1

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Vol 20 No 1
Spring 2016
Guest Designer - John Vanderslice

A Note on the Design
by John Vanderslice

Vol 19 No 4

Vol 19 No 4
Winter 2015/2016
Guest Designer - Barry McGee

The Line Agent Pascal
by Daniel Mason

Certain Women
by Kelly Reichardt

Vol 19 No 3

Vol 19 No 3
Fall 2015
Guest Designer - Martin Mull

Martin Mull
by Steve Martin

The Grozny Tourist Bureau
by Anthony Marra

Our Fathers at Sea
by Michael Andreasen

Two Stories
by Tatyana Tolstaya

In Another Country
by David Constantine

Vol 19 No 2

Vol 19 No 2
Summer 2015
Guest Designer - Clare Rojas

Last Seen
by Jennifer S. Davis

The Family Whistle
by Gerard Woodward

Enter, If You Care
by Caroline Beimford

The Southern Thruway
by Julio Cortázar

Vol 19 No 1

Vol 19 No 1
Spring 2015
Guest Designer - Ryan McGinness

Tarantella
by Thomas Pierce

Permission
by Naomi J. Williams

All You Zombies—
by Robert A. Heinlein

Vol 18 No 4

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Vol 18 No 4
Winter 2014/2015
Guest Designer - Bill Callahan

Notes on Design
by Bill Callahan

Maybe a Calamity
by Patrick Cline

Jessup
by Ben Stroud

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
by Raymond Carver

Small Holding
by Dara Kell

Vol 18 No 3

Vol 18 No 3
Fall 2014
Guest Designer - Martin Parr

Sh'khol
by Colum McCann

It Had to Be Murder
by Cornell Woolrich

Vol 18 No 2

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Vol 18 No 2
Summer 2014
Guest Designer - Stephen Powers

The Copy Chief
by Jim Gavin

The Copy Chief
by Jim Gavin

Hateship, Loveship, Viewership, Readership
by Lena Dunham

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
by Alice Munro

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
by Alice Munro

Vol 18 No 1

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Vol 18 No 1
Spring 2014
Guest Designer - Gia Coppola

17
by Thomas Morris

Reclaimed
by Yuko Sakata

The Measuring, 1868
by Steve Amick

Super-Toys Last All Summer Long
by Brian Aldiss

Reports from a Higher Roof
by Ben Hoffman

Vol 17 No 4

Vol 17 No 4
Winter 2013/2014
Guest Designer - Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin

Sophia
by B.J. Novak

The Ice Committee
by David Means

The Ice Committee
by David Means

The Ice Committee
by David Means

The Ice Committee
by David Means

The Ice Committee
by David Means

Steve and Lauren: Three Love Stories
by Deborah Willis

The Ice Committee
by David Means

The Ice Committee
by David Means

An Introduction to
by Ben Stiller

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
by James Thurber

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
by James Thurber
He is a hero in his own mind.

Vol 17 No 3

Vol 17 No 3
Fall 2013
Guest Designer - Agnès Varda

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

Notes on Design
by Agnès Varda

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

November 22, 1963 (from Ewing Family Memories: An Oral History)
by Ben Fountain

The Not-Needed Forest
by Diane Cook

November 22, 1963 (from Ewing Family Memories: An Oral History)
by Ben Fountain

November 22, 1963 (from Ewing Family Memories: An Oral History)
by Ben Fountain

Uses for This Body
by Zinzi Clemmons

November 22, 1963 (from Ewing Family Memories: An Oral History)
by Ben Fountain
Cocaine, guerrillas, and rare birds: Colombia in the springtime.

Olden Times
by Gia Coppola

Jack-O’
by James Franco

Birdsong from the Radio
by Elizabeth McCracken

Vol 17 No 2

Vol 17 No 2
Summer 2013
Guest Designer - Michael Stipe

Notes on Design
by Michael Stipe

On “Old Joy”
by Will Oldham

The Black Book of Conscience
by Chris Adrian

This Box Contains a Quantity of Hydrocyanic Acid That May or May Not Have Been Released Already by the Decay of a Small Amount of a Radioactive Substance. Also, There Is a Cat in the Box. (A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Story.)
by James Brubaker

The Black Book of Conscience
by Chris Adrian

The Black Book of Conscience
by Chris Adrian

On “Old Joy”
by Will Oldham

The Black Book of Conscience
by Chris Adrian

Old Joy
by Jon Raymond

Vol 17 No 1

Vol 17 No 1
Spring 2013
Guest Designer - Geoff McFetridge

AP Style
by Dan Keane

Case Studies in Ascension
by Cody Klippenstein

Lost Dog
by Patrick Dacey

The Birds
by Daphne du Maurier

Vol 16 No 4

Vol 16 No 4
Winter 2012/2013
Guest Designer - John Baldessari

The Hot War
by Tom Paine

The Hot War
by Tom Paine

An Impending Change of Heart
by Emily Ruskovich

An Impending Change of Heart
by Emily Ruskovich

Who Now Lies Sleeping
by Steven Heighton

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
by Alan Sillitoe

The Hot War
by Tom Paine

Vol 16 No 3

Vol 16 No 3
Fall 2012
Guest Designer - Abbas Kiarostami

Juicy and Delicious
by Lucy Alibar

Juicy and Delicious
by Lucy Alibar

Vol 16 No 2

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Vol 16 No 2
Summer 2012
Guest Designer - Sfaustina

Hallelujah, Family!
by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Extinct Anatomies
by Daniel Alarcón

Short Life of Trouble
by Sam Shepard

The Plum Tree and the Hammock
by Janet Frame

Short Life of Trouble
by Sam Shepard

We Can Remember It for You Wholesale
by Philip K. Dick

We Can Remember It for You Wholesale
by Philip K. Dick

We Can Remember It for You Wholesale
by Philip K. Dick

Extinct Anatomies
by Daniel Alarcón

Vol 16 No 1

Vol 16 No 1
Spring 2012
Guest Designer - Wayne White

The Bookcase
by Bennett Sims

Cries and Whispers
by Ingmar Bergman

On the Banks of Table River (Planet Lucina, Andromeda Galaxy,
by Rajesh Parameswaran

Cries and Whispers
by Ingmar Bergman

An Introduction to
by David Lynch

Cries and Whispers
by Ingmar Bergman

A Good Thing
by Aimee LaBrie

Vol 15 No 4

Vol 15 No 4
Winter 2011/2012
Guest Designer - Ryan McGinley

People That Don’t Exist
by Shani Boianjiu

The Redeemers
by Ethan Coen

The Redeemers
by Ethan Coen

I’ll Buy You a Shovel
by Jon McGregor

One Afternoon at the Bakery
by Yoko Ogawa

One Afternoon at the Bakery
by Yoko Ogawa

One Afternoon at the Bakery
by Yoko Ogawa

Ate/Menos or The Miracle
by James Lasdun

Ate/Menos or The Miracle
by James Lasdun
Could he win her through an orchid, a sonata, and saving her husband?

Vol 15 No 3

Vol 15 No 3
Fall 2011/The Horror Issue
Guest Designer - Rodarte

Penlight
by Ryu Murakami

Scary Stories
by Francis Ford Coppola

Scary Stories
by Francis Ford Coppola

Fake Blood
by Alexandra Kleeman

The Hox River Window
by Karen Russell

The Hox River Window
by Karen Russell

Penlight
by Ryu Murakami

The Hox River Window
by Karen Russell

The Hox River Window
by Karen Russell

Penlight
by Ryu Murakami

Penlight
by Ryu Murakami

The Hox River Window
by Karen Russell

Berenice
by Edgar Allan Poe

Scary Stories
by Francis Ford Coppola

Scary Stories
by Francis Ford Coppola

Vol 15 No 2

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Vol 15 No 2
Summer 2011
Guest Designer - Beck Hansen

Oceanic
by Stuart Dybek

Legendary
by May-Lan Tan

The Fly
by George Langelaan

Vol 15 No 1

Vol 15 No 1
Spring 2011
Guest Designer - Mark Romanek

Notes on Design
by Mark Romanek

French Lessons
by Johanna Skibsrud

Rothko Eggs
by Keith Ridgway

An Introduction to "Why Don’t You Dance?"
by Will Ferrell

Why Don’t You Dance?
by Raymond Carver

Rarities of Unfathomable Worth
by Joe B. Sills

Vol 14 No 4

Vol 14 No 4
Winter 2010/2011
Guest Designer - Thurston Moore

Notes on Design
by Thurston Moore

Holiday
by Gerard Donovan

Gardeners’ World
by Julian Barnes

The Real Bad Friend
by Robert Bloch

Vol 14 No 3

Vol 14 No 3
Fall 2010
Guest Designer - Kara Walker

Be Bold, Be Bold, But Not Too Bold
by Helen Oyeyemi

The Space Elephant
by Téa Obreht

Washington’s Teeth
by Mary Swan

The Deep
by Anthony Doerr

Vol 14 No 2

Vol 14 No 2
Summer 2010
Guest Designer - PJ Harvey

Things Said or Done
by Ann Packer

Jim
by Roberto Bolaño

A Dream of Falling Asleep: IX–XVII
by Peter LaSalle

In a Grove
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Vol 14 No 1

Vol 14 No 1
Spring 2010
Guest Designer - Mikhail Baryshnikov

Notes on Design
by Mikhail Baryshnikov

The Salon
by Jonathan Lethem

Memento Mori
by Jonathan Nolan

The Third Law of Dialectics
by Ted Burton

Vol 13 No 4

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Vol 13 No 4
Winter 2009/2010
Guest Designer - Jason Schwartzman

Waiting
by Stuart Dybek

Griefer
by Austin Bunn

A Night at Boris’s
by Ingo Schulze

The Killers
by Ernest Hemingway

Vol 13 No 3

Vol 13 No 3
Fall 2009
Guest Designer - Rex Ray

Notes on Design
by Rex Ray

As God Made Us
by A. L. Kennedy

Burden of Dreams
by Han Ong

Do Make Say Think Show
by Keith Ridgway

An Introduction to “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men”
by John Krasinski

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
by David Foster Wallace

Vol 13 No 2

Vol 13 No 2
Summer 2009
Guest Designer - Antony

Monsters
by Pasha Malla

Felix Starro
by Lysley Tenorio

Vol 13 No 1

Vol 13 No 1
Spring 2009/The Latin American Issue
Guest Designer - Guillermo del Toro

From My Diaries
by Guillermo del Toro

Enter the Post-Post-Boom
by Daniel Alarcón and Diego Trelles Paz

The Conductor's Daughter
by Carolina Sanín

Insular Menu
by Ronaldo Menéndez

At the Table
by Inés Bortagaray

The Harvest
by Patricio Pron

Family
by Rodrigo Hasbún

Hypothetically
by Antonio Ungar

Fantasy
by Alejandro Zambra

An Open Secret
by Aura Estrada

The Dwarves
by Veronica Stigger

Tuesday Meetings
by Slavko Zupcic

Vol 12 No 4

Vol 12 No 4
Winter 2008/2009
Guest Designer - Lou Reed

Notes on Design
by Lou Reed

We Were Champions
by April Wilder

Pet Names
by Rachel Cusk

Everybody's Fine
by Louise Jarvis Flynn

Two-Step
by Maile Meloy

Two-Step
by Maile Meloy

Closer to the Beginning Than the End: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
by Eric Roth

Pet Names
by Rachel Cusk

Pet Names
by Rachel Cusk

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Vol 12 No 3

Vol 12 No 3
Fall 2008
Guest Designer - Marjane Satrapi

The Arms and Legs of the Lake
by Mary Gaitskill

In Her Own Eyes
by Yiyun Li

In Her Own Eyes
by Yiyun Li

A Little Face Work Never Hurt
by Woody Allen

A Little Face Work Never Hurt
by Woody Allen

The Beijing of Possibilities
by Jonathan Tel

Fort Apache
by Alan Heathcock

A Little Face Work Never Hurt
by Woody Allen

The Arms and Legs of the Lake
by Mary Gaitskill

In Her Own Eyes
by Yiyun Li

Lust, Caution
by Eileen Chang

The Arms and Legs of the Lake
by Mary Gaitskill

In Her Own Eyes
by Yiyun Li

The Arms and Legs of the Lake
by Mary Gaitskill

The Arms and Legs of the Lake
by Mary Gaitskill

Vol 12 No 2

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Vol 12 No 2
Summer 2008
Guest Designer - Mark Mothersbaugh

Notes on Design
by Mark Mothersbaugh

The Invisibles
by Marissa Perry

Rumors About Me
by Yasutaka Tsutsui

The Alternate
by Sana Krasikov

A Small Haunting
by Shaena Lambert

Vacation '58
by John Hughes

Vacation '58
by John Hughes

Vol 12 No 1

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Vol 12 No 1
Spring 2008
Guest Designer - Mike Mills

Notes on Design
by Mike Mills

Choice
by Ha Jin

Choice
by Ha Jin

Eggshell Skull
by M. J. Hyland

Often I Mistook Other People for Abraham
by Rivka Galchen

Inside an Outsider
by Wayne Wang

The Plainness of My Fall
by Janice Macdonald

Choice
by Ha Jin

Inside an Outsider
by Wayne Wang

Eggshell Skull
by M. J. Hyland

Vol 11 No 4

Vol 11 No 4
Winter 2007
Guest Designer - Elizabeth Peyton

Those Americans Falling from the Sky
by Fiona McFarlane

The Stars Are Bright in Texas
by Amanda Eyre Ward

Those Americans Falling from the Sky
by Fiona McFarlane

Those Americans Falling from the Sky
by Fiona McFarlane

Methane and Politic
by Anya Ulinich

Hotel Chevalier
by Wes Anderson

Vol 11 No 3

Vol 11 No 3
Fall 2007/Youth Without Youth: the Commemorative Edition
Guest Designer - Tim Roth

The Burning of Lawrence
by Andrew Malan Milward

Andrea Is Changing Her Name
by Kevin Brockmeier

Seattle
by Jonathan Baumbach

Seattle
by Jonathan Baumbach

Vol 11 No 2

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Vol 11 No 2
Summer 2007
Guest Designer - Marilyn Minter

Notes on Design: Sweat
by Marilyn Minter

Darkness
by Andrew Sean Greer

Bridge of Sighs
by Pinckney Benedict
What is the girl from Irish Mountain doing at a cockfight?

Darkness
by Andrew Sean Greer

Bridge of Sighs
by Pinckney Benedict

Bridge of Sighs
by Pinckney Benedict
A young dairy farmer is replaced by an alien

Bridge of Sighs
by Pinckney Benedict

Still Life
by Noel Coward

Vol 11 No 1

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Vol 11 No 1
Spring 2007
Guest Designer - Will Oldham

Up at a Villa
by Helen Simpson

Up at a Villa
by Helen Simpson

Up at a Villa
by Helen Simpson

Some Paradise
by Nicholas Montemarano
His indecision might kill her.

Some Paradise
by Nicholas Montemarano

A Change of Plan
by Bruce Jay Friedman

A Crisis for Mr. Lion
by William Preston

Vol 10 No 4

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Vol 10 No 4
Winter 2006
Guest Designer - Yves Béhar

181/2
by Robert Olen Butler
New York's most persuasive auctioneer finds she can't sell herself.

Notes on Design
by Yves Béhar

181/2
by Robert Olen Butler

181/2
by Robert Olen Butler

181/2
by Robert Olen Butler
Mardi Gras, vampires, Oysters Bienville: A New Orleans love story.

How to Tell Stories to Children
by Miranda July

Weddings and Beheadings
by Hanif Kureishi

Weddings and Beheadings
by Hanif Kureishi

On the Lake
by Olaf Olafsson

How to Tell Stories to Children
by Miranda July

On Marriage and Fiction
by Sarah Polley

Weddings and Beheadings
by Hanif Kureishi

Weddings and Beheadings
by Hanif Kureishi

Vol 10 No 3

Vol 10 No 3
Fall 2006
Guest Designer - Chip Kidd

Notes on Design
by Chip Kidd

Cat Fancy
by Kathryn Harrison

Ready for My Close-Up
by Anthony Bourdain

Cat Fancy
by Kathryn Harrison

Cat Fancy
by Kathryn Harrison

sidebar: Crudo Vino
by Larry Stone

Cat Fancy
by Kathryn Harrison

German Incident
by Mike Figgis

sidebar: My Best Wurst
by Bruce Aidells

Our Lady of Paris
by Daniyal Mueenuddin

sidebar: An American in Paris
by Marc Jacobs

sidebar: An American in Paris
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

God Is the Director General of the Italian State Railway Company
by Dario Fo

The Boys at the Lab
by Margaret Atwood

Recipes for Reading
by Alice Waters

Vol 10 No 2

Vol 10 No 2
Summer 2006
Guest Designer - Wim Wenders

About Butte
by Wim Wenders

Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice
by Nam Le

Tony Takitani
by Haruki Murakami

Tony Takitani
by Haruki Murakami

Tony Takitani
by Haruki Murakami

Vol 10 No 1

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Vol 10 No 1
Spring 2006
Guest Designer - Kiki Smith

Things Are Going Through You All the Time: the Art of Kiki Smith
by David Byrne

Naturally
by Daniel Handler

El Ojo de Agua
by Susan Straight
Names over their eyebrows, teardrops on their cheeks, letters on their fingers.

El Ojo de Agua
by Susan Straight

Things Are Going Through You All the Time: the Art of Kiki Smith
by David Byrne

El Ojo de Agua
by Susan Straight

A Man on a Horse
by Gus Van Sant

A Man on a Horse
by Gus Van Sant

A Man on a Horse
by Gus Van Sant

The Wild Daughter
by Aviya Kushner

The Bard Award
by John Barth

A Director's Tricks
by Neil Burger

Eisenheim the Illusionist
by Steven Millhauser

I Hold You Harmless
by August Tarrier
As a special online supplement to the issue, the editors present the prizewinning story from the 2005 Short Fiction Contest.

Vol 9 No 4

Vol 9 No 4
Winter 2005
Guest Designer - Tom Waits

Notes on Design
by Tom Waits

The Disappearance of Luísa Porto
by Frances de Pontes Peebles

The Disappearance of Luísa Porto
by Frances de Pontes Peebles

The Disappearance of Luísa Porto
by Frances de Pontes Peebles

Blessing
by Charles D'Ambrosio

High Lonesome
by Joyce Carol Oates

High Lonesome
by Joyce Carol Oates

Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
by Paul Auster

Vol 9 No 3

Vol 9 No 3
Fall 2005
Guest Designer - Mike Figgis

Who Am I This Time?
by Kurt Vonnegut

Little Sorrel
by R. T. Smith

Room No. 12
by Naguib Mahfouz

Who Am I This Time?
by Kurt Vonnegut

Vol 9 No 2

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Vol 9 No 2
Summer 2005
Guest Designer - Zaha Hadid

Notes on Design
by Zaha Hadid

Chicken
by Damon Galgut

A New Gravestone for an Old Grave
by David Bezmozgis

A New Gravestone for an Old Grave
by David Bezmozgis

The Body Shop
by Lisa Glatt

A New Gravestone for an Old Grave
by David Bezmozgis

A New Gravestone for an Old Grave
by David Bezmozgis

Disappearances
by JT LeRoy

A New Gravestone for an Old Grave
by David Bezmozgis

Portions
by Jodi Angel

The Heights
by Holiday Reinhorn

A New Gravestone for an Old Grave
by David Bezmozgis

On The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
by Asia Argento

Disappearances
by JT LeRoy

Vol 9 No 1

Vol 9 No 1
Spring 2005
Guest Designer - Michael Goldberg

The Lives of Rocks
by Rick Bass

Cerology
by Tom Lee

The Lives of Rocks
by Rick Bass

Frost Line
by Frederick Busch

In Gavin Slough
by Robert McCarthy

Frost Line
by Frederick Busch

Travelin Man
by Peter Matthiessen

Travelin Man
by Peter Matthiessen

Vol 8 No 4

Vol 8 No 4
Winter 2004
Guest Designer - Gus Van Sant

Abbreviation
by Tim Winton

Walker Evans Is a Spy on the Lexington Avenue Local
by Valerie Sayers

Ghosts
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Night Bookmobile
by Audrey Niffenegger

Ghosts
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Walker Evans Is a Spy on the Lexington Avenue Local
by Valerie Sayers

Eyes of the Stars
by James Salter

Almost Shooting an Elephant
by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Mangosteen
by Catherine Dupree

Almost Shooting an Elephant
by T. Coraghessan Boyle

This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
by Sherman Alexie

This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
by Sherman Alexie

Vol 8 No 3

Vol 8 No 3
Fall 2004
Guest Designer - William Eggleston

At the Café Lovely
by Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Cruisers
by John Sayles

The Cosmonaut
by Ian David Froeb

House of Thieves
by Kaui Hart Hemmings

In the Air Room
by Ben Greenman

The Goddess
by Prabhat K. Mukherjee

On Satyajit Ray's Film Adaptation of
by Dilip K. Basu

Vol 8 No 2

Vol 8 No 2
Summer 2004
Guest Designer - Raymond Saunders

The Nimrod Flip-Out
by Etgar Keret

The Nimrod Flip-Out
by Etgar Keret

The Nimrod Flip-Out
by Etgar Keret

Puffed Rice and Meatballs
by Lara Vapnyar

Lucky
by Viet Dinh

Pilgrims
by Frances Sherwood

Atlas Towing
by Will Allison

Two Soldiers
by William Faulkner
Family ties bind a jury.

Lyndon
by Amber Dermont

Two Soldiers
by William Faulkner

Vol 8 No 1

Vol 8 No 1
Spring 2004/The California Issue
Guest Designer - Wayne Thiebaud

The Lure of California: An Introduction
by John King

Twin Study
by Stacey Richter

Twin Study
by Stacey Richter

Dear Abhi
by Clark Blaise

El Mariachi
by Nina Marie Martínez

An Introduction to Richard Matheson's
by Steven Spielberg

Duel
by Richard Matheson

Vol 7 No 4

Vol 7 No 4
Winter 2003/The Cinema Issue
Guest Designer - Roman Coppola

The Adventures of Pinocchio: An Excerpt from the Story of a Puppet
by Francis Coppola

The Adventures of Pinocchio: An Excerpt from the Story of a Puppet
by Francis Coppola

The Adventures of Pinocchio: An Excerpt from the Story of a Puppet
by Francis Coppola
A letter to the reader.

The Adventures of Pinocchio: An Excerpt from the Story of a Puppet
by Francis Coppola

The Adventures of Pinocchio: An Excerpt from the Story of a Puppet
by Francis Coppola

The Adventures of Pinocchio: An Excerpt from the Story of a Puppet
by Francis Coppola

The Return of the Player
by Michael Tolkin

Refuge in London
by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Scene About Drugs and the Hazards of Subletting
by Tamara Jenkins

Los Feliz
by Neil LaBute

The Berkeley Complex
by Neil Jordan

Red Angel
by Eric Bogosian

After the Rain
by Abbas Kiarostami

Vol 7 No 3

Vol 7 No 3
Fall 2003/The Mates Issue
Guest Designer - The Clayton Brothers

Mates: An Introduction
by Gary Kamiya

The Irish Martyr
by Russell Working

Name That Girl
by Edgardo Vega Yunqué

1950: Friends and Lovers
by John Boorman

Long Division
by Michael Redhill

They Rise, They Rise!
by Pauls Toutonghi

All Saints' Day
by Louis Begley

Vol 7 No 2

Vol 7 No 2
Summer 2003/The Foreign Affairs Issue
Guest Designer - Eric Baker

The Erotic Pull of the Strange: An Introduction
by Mark Danner

Bread
by Rabih Alameddine

The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water
by Dave Eggers

Mirror Studies
by Mary Yukari Waters
Old-fashioned matchmaking in the modern world.

Uncovered
by Peter Schneider

Mirror Studies
by Mary Yukari Waters

Bread
by Rabih Alameddine

Tiger Hunting
by Jorge Torres Zavaleta

Adiyo, Kerido
by Courtney Angela Brkic

Vol 7 No 1

Vol 7 No 1
Spring 2003/The Love Issue
Guest Designer - David Byrne

On Love: An Introduction
by Leonard Michaels

The Phrenologist's Dream
by Karl Iagnemma
Triangles: Isosceles, Equilateral, and Love.

The Phrenologist's Dream
by Karl Iagnemma

The Smoothest Way Is Full of Stones
by Julie Orringer

The Lady from Somerset
by Mario Vargas Llosa

Sphinxes
by Timothy Crouse

Intersection
by Liu Yi-chang

Vol 6 No 4

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Vol 6 No 4
Winter 2002
Guest Designer - Laurie Anderson

Children of God
by Eric Puchner

Literary Devices
by Richard Powers

Doris Is Coming
by ZZ Packer

Seventeen Tomatoes
by Jaspreet Singh

Blue Yodel
by Scott Snyder

Try Not to Step on the Naked Man
by Sean Michael Welch

Try Not to Step on the Naked Man
by Sean Michael Welch
A determined narrator finds it impossible to predict an ending.

Children of God
by Eric Puchner

Killings
by Andre Dubus

Vol 6 No 3

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Vol 6 No 3
Fall 2002
Guest Designer - Mary Ellen Mark

The Former First Lady and the Football Hero
by A. M. Homes
The Reagans enter their twilight years.

Demons
by Raj Parameswaran
On the living room floor, lay her husband, Ravi, dead.

The Snow Frog
by Arthur Bradford
A Metamorphosis for our time.

Spurs
by Tod Robbins
The story that inspired the cult horror film Freaks.

Waiting for the Slow Dance
by Eric Lucas
A tale of lust and longing in one act.

The Snake Handler
by Anthony Doerr
When a snake handler waves his oboe in a cobra's face, who is leading whom?

Vol 6 No 2

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Vol 6 No 2
Summer 2002
Guest Designer - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The Argument
by Rachel Kadish

What Will Happen
by Joanna Scott

Honey
by Charlotte Bacon

The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown
by Damon Runyon

Vol 6 No 1

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Vol 6 No 1
Spring 2002
Guest Designer - Jeff Koons

Letter to the Reader
by Adrienne Brodeur

L'Americanina
by Martha McPhee
An American woman, an Italian man—and each a patriot.

Utopia, Dystopia, Messtopia!
by Cynthia Ozick
Perfection is not a good thing.

Aristotle's Lantern
by Kim Edwards
Passing the test to enter utopia isn't as tough as staying there.

The Golden Chariot
by Andrea Lee
An American family's road trip is their rite of passage.

Germelshausen
by Friedrich Gerstäcker
The story that inspired the classic movie musical Brigadoon.

Vol 5 No 4

Vol 5 No 4
Winter 2001
Guest Designer - Ed Ruscha

The Affairs of Each Beast
by David Benioff
“It would be nice, wouldn’t it? If we only shot the people we hated.”

Seldom Around Here
by George Singleton
He became an artist by becoming primitive.

Watermelon Days
by Tom McNeal
The wrong man, the wrong baby, and a plague of grasshoppers.

Homecoming
by Joe Borini
Servicemen are lining up for his wife.

The Greatest Gift
by Philip Van Doren Stern
The story that became the classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life.

Vol 5 No 3

Vol 5 No 3
Fall 2001
Guest Designer - Dean Tavoularis

Anything For Money
by Karen E. Bender
He could buy anything but his granddaughter's heart.

The Evil B.B. Chow
by Steve Almond
There was The Incredible Rowing Man, The Sperminator, and now The Evil B.B. Chow

The Creature Lurches From the Lagoon
by Rick Moody
Making a movie: the artist as an occupied country.

I Run Every Day
by Daniel Orozco
At fifty beats per minute, his heart seemed to be in perfect shape.

Passion
by Mark Schultz
She was a vixen of the grotesque, he was Yoda for the misanthropic.

Vol 5 No 2

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Vol 5 No 2
Summer 2001
Guest Designer - Dennis Hopper

It Is Raining in Bejucal
by John Biguenet
A lottery ticket, a promise, revenge.

Fourth Angry Mouse
by David Schickler
He wore a mouse suit, but he wasn’t going to laugh about it.

Man Shouting
by Georgia Smith
An interview with a musician, a story of obsession.

Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
by Dean Bakopoulos
The men are gone, the women are men, the boys are lost.

Jimmy Underwater
by Julia Whitty
Time slows down beneath the surface.

The Last One Left in Arkansas
by Bruce Machart
With all else gone, there was Arkansas and trees.

The Ransom of Red Chief
by O. Henry
Was he worth the payoff?

Vol 5 No 1

Vol 5 No 1
Spring 2001
Guest Designer - Peter Greenaway

Disentangling
by Peter Rock
A dispirited coroner unearths hope in the darkest parts of Philly

Dating a Dead Girl
by Sara Powers
Their third date was her funeral

Queen Devil
by Kathy Hepinstall
Jill can't save her brother from himself.

105 Years of illustrated Text
by Peter Greenaway
Sex, text, and the state of cinema today.

Vol 4 No 4

Vol 4 No 4
Winter 2000: The One-Act Play Issue
Guest Designer - Peter Sellars

Why Write for Theater?
by David Ives
The limelight seduces a playwright away from the priesthood.

Why Read Plays?
by Edward Albee
Indeed, why not?

Why Act in Theater?
by Willem Dafoe
The perks of working onstage.

The Voice in the Desert
by George Makana Clark
How Rhodesia swallows up boys whole.

Billy and the Crab Lady
by Holly Phillips
Lager, VD, and feline decapitaion--a London love triangle.

The Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Life
by Don DeLillo
They make love, they make salads.

Who's On Top
by Elizabeth Dewberry
A lawn crypt is forever.

The Stolen Child
by Amanda Beesley
A belated honeymoon, a common cold.

Sorry, Wrong Number
by Lucille Fletcher
A classic thriller.

How to Read a One-Act Play
by Paul Rudnick
A playwright's perspective.

Vol 4 No 3

Vol 4 No 3
Fall 2000
Guest Designer - Julian Schnabel

Wakefield, 7E
by Gabriel Brownstein

Stalking the Wild Short Story
by Madison Smartt Bell

Goodbye, My Love
by Jennifer Egan

Camera Obscura
by Lee Durkee

Properties of the Body
by Jason Coleman

The Basement Room
by Graham Greene

Vol 4 No 2

Vol 4 No 2
Summer 2000
Guest Designer - Mike Salisbury

Haw River Cosmology
by Dale Ray Phillips
Perms, potions and seven-card stud.

When the Nines Roll Over
by David Benioff
How to break an American band.

Bliss
by Dale Peck
Love thine enemy as thyself.

Lass
by Alicia Erian
The perfect wife. The perfect daughter-in-law.

Emergency
by Denis Johnson
The strange beauty of the graveyard shift.

Vol 4 No 1

Vol 4 No 1
Spring 2000

'O Logos
by T. E. Holt
To see the word in print is a death sentence.

The Blooming Season for Cacti
by Chitra Divakaruni
An unexpected love.

Fialta
by Rebecca Lee
The architecture of passion.

Stranger
by Peter Rock
How to survive in the wilderness.

Shuttered
by David Lida
A photographer's last look at Mexico City.

The Witch (After a Story by Chekhov)
by Francine Prose
The fine line between coincidence and magic.

The Call of the Primitive
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan and Jane's first kiss.

The Story Behind the Original All-Story
by Frank M. Robinson
America's heritage of fiction magazines.

Letter to the Reader
by Adrienne Brodeur

Vol 3 No 4

Vol 3 No 4
Winter 1999
Guest Designer - Jim Woodring

Blood on a Spear
by Javier Marías
A novella, in which a prized souvenir becomes a murder weapon.

How to Tell a Story
by Margo Rabb
Committing the sin of autobiography.

Hiropon My Heroine
by Roland Kelts
What to do when your lover lives with a mobster?

Planting Sticks and Grinding Yucca: On Being a Translated Writer
by Julia Alvarez
Reading yourself in another language.

Mrs. Lange's Party
by Jenny McPhee
A gambler is faced with an unusual deal.

A Hot Time at the Church of Kentucky Fried Souls and the Spectacular Final Sunday Sermon of the Right Revren Daddy Love
by Touré
The Revren's love was as blind as faith and as democratic as the sun.

Vol 3 No 3

Vol 3 No 3
Fall 1999
Guest Designer - Tony Walton

With an X
by Sylvia Brownrigg

Notes to My Biographer
by Adam Haslett

Writing Home
by Chris Offutt

Braces
by John Fulton

The Leopard Gang
by George Makana Clark

Honeymoon
by Ivan Klíma

This Close
by John Son

So Much Water So Close To Home
by Raymond Carver

Vol 3 No 2

Vol 3 No 2
Summer 1999
Guest Designer - David Bowie

The Worst Thing a Suburban Girl Could Imagine
by Melissa Bank

Dancing with the One-Armed Gal
by Tim Gautreaux

Boy Into Panther
by Margaret Benbow

Blow-Up
by Julio Cortázar

Northwood
by Paul Griner

Vol 3 No 1

Vol 3 No 1
Spring 1999
Guest Designer - Anna Sui

Scaring the Baddest Animal
by Chris Spain

Letter to the Reader
by William Kennedy

Love Is in the Little Lies
by Jean Hanson

Making Book
by Dale Peck

Among the 1k
by Steve Almond

Wrong Numbers
by Josh Pryor

The Screenplay and the State Fair
by David Mamet

In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd
by Ana Menendez

We're All Dying Here
by Cynthia Hartwig

The Tin Star
by John M. Cunningham

Vol 2 No 3

Vol 2 No 3
Fall 1998
Guest Designer - Richard Prince

Vivir Para Contarlo / Living to Tell the Tale
by Gabriel García Márquez

Hats
by Hilary Jerrill Steinitz

Close Your Eyes and Think of England
by Heidi Julavits

Letter to the Reader
by Contributing Editors

Neversink
by David Benioff

Malaparte's "Partisans, 1944"
by Walter Murch

Partisans, 1944
by Curzio Malaparte

Vol 2 No 2

Vol 2 No 2
Summer 1998
Guest Designer - David Salle

Erotomorphia
by Claire Messud

Letter to the Reader
by Nan Talese

Love's Lesson
by Edna O'Brien

Thinning the Herd
by Peter Lefcourt

Attention, Passengers
by Len Kruger

Vol 2 No 1

Vol 2 No 1
Winter 1998
Guest Designer - Helmut Newton

The Gates are Closing
by Amy Bloom

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
by Melissa Bank

Advert for Love
by David Lynn

Public Burning
by Joseph Clark

Why I Write, or Not
by Jim Harrison

The Summer Sale Yearling
by Kai Maristed

Vol 1 No 3

Vol 1 No 3
Fall 1997

Ropa Rimwe
by George Makana Clark

Gamberge & Silky
by David Attoe

Red Spiral Notebook
by Cintra Wilson

Letter to the Reader
by Daniel Menaker

On The Lam
by Rick DeMarinis

Custer on Mondays
by Jon Billman

Vol 1 No 2

Vol 1 No 2
Summer 1997

When God Dips his Love in My Heart
by Jim Lewis

Iola
by Sylvia Foley

Letter to the Reader
by Adrienne Brodeur

Step Men
by Lucia Nevai

Always Be Closing: A Skeptic's View of Contemporary Short Stories
by Phillip Lopate

Inside Information
by Nicola Barker

Mortality Check
by Philip Gourevitch

Consolation
by Curt Leviant

The Emporers of Ice Cream
by Natasha Waxman

The Sentinel
by Arthur C. Clarke

What the Butler Said
by Javier Marías

Vol 1 No 1

Vol 1 No 1
Spring 1997

The Baker's Wife
by Sara Powers

One-Third Up Front
by Sam Greenhoe

What Happens Next? (Hollywood and the Short Story)
by David Thomson

Tarantula
by Thom Jones

When the World was Green (A Chef's Fable)
by Joseph Chaiken and Sam Shepard

Tide
by Matthew Sharpe

The Wisdom of Eve
by Mary Orr