The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen + Yayoi Kusama
Despite being born over a century apart, and in Denmark and Japan respectively, Hans Christian Andersen and Yayoi Kusama are an ideal match in this version of Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." Kusama's always beautiful illustrations—squiggly patterns...
Six Spooky Books for the Scary Season
Nobody need sacrifice intellectualism for the sake of a good scare. There are many frightening, well-written books—both fiction and non—already out there, of course. But a selection of a new releases has grabbed hold of our attention and their captivating...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Bookworms
There might not be a better gift than a book. No matter your loved one's gender, race, age, job or obscure interests, there's a book for them somewhere in the world. And, at this late stage in the holiday season, a book is also one of the easier solutions...
The Prospectives Serial Story Instagram
A few years into the onset of Instagram as part of social media users' everyday lives, and still new ideas and expanded creative usage abound. With The Prospectives, a serial illustrated tale published online every Sunday, writer Adam Hurly and...
Future You Zine
With short stories by Nada Alic, artwork by Andrea Nakhla and photos from Angela Lewis all wrapped up in a package designed by Nik Ewing (of the band Local Natives), the new zine "Future You" is a thoughtful and perfectly oddball publication that...
The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
A lot has changed online since the literary world's beloved Dave Eggers began McSweeney's Internet Tendency 15 years ago. With the current digital climate plagued by frivolous cat videos and impulsive Twitter comments, finding intellectually entertaining...
Solution 247–261: Love
For a thoughtful read, "Solution 247-261: Love (Ingo Niermann, ed.)" from Sternberg Press broaches affairs of the heart in our modern world through essays and manifestos, as well as fictional tales. From the biopolitical to the psychosexual, the ninth...
For those who have nothing left to pick over at the local bookstore's summer display, theNewerYork looks to shake things up in the mainstream literary world by hosting alternatives to the "triumvirate" of poetry, short stories and novels. With the...
Interview: Becky Crew
Becky Crew spent her childhood in the picturesque Blue Mountains in Australia, with her (human) family and a menagerie that included dogs, cats, pigeons, crabs and all kinds of critters. Suffice to say she has always had a bit of a fascination with...
Anthony Bourdain comments on modern foodie culture with an entertaining graphic novel centered around a renegade sushi chef, Jiro, who is caught between two opposing gastronomic parties.
While the Huffington Post blazed the way for new media winning a Pulitzer Prize on Monday, the literary world was stunned by the board's refusal to name a Fiction winner for the first time since 1977. They did, however, reveal the three finalists...
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
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48 Hour Magazine
So what did you do this weekend? Anything productive? Anything creative? Whatever satisfying thing you achieved, whether it was mowing the lawn, painting a wall or baking some bread, it's hard to beat the sheer audaciousness of the bright young...
Gabriel Jones Photography
Montreal-born photographer Gabriel Jones is stirring up reality with his latest series, "Irhann," based on an imaginary country where failed rocket launch attempts are a true part of our landscape. We had a chance to sit down with the Brooklyn...
Trinie Dalton: Mythtym
The creative vision of writer and visual artist Trinie Dalton, "Mythtym" is 200 pages of wildly eclectic pieces culled from a decade of her self-produced zines. The book features work as diverse as meditations on werewolves, collages of...
Charles Cumming: The 21 Steps
"The 21 Steps" is a fast-paced, finely-tuned thriller that uses Google Maps to take the reader through the story's events. Written by British purveyor of spy thrillers, Charles Cumming, the story is told through Google's information...
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