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  • 11 years ago

    The Inuit have a nearly vaudevillian take on what happened to Noah and his ark in the Arctic Circle. Of the multiple versions, most include the ark getting frozen in ice, the Inuit asking whether Noah needs help, whether they can burn the boat's w...

  • 11 years ago

    Inventor Nikola Tesla is beginning to remind me of the Michigan Mushroom—that underground fungus, nearly as large as its native state. He keeps cropping up unexpectedly like a truth suppressed. In 2004 this once forgotten scientist peppered f...

  • 11 years ago

    The fictions in Linh Dinh's Blood and Soap are just strange enough to be true. There is a sense of having stumbled down a fire escape into a hidden world below Saigon where the government, in an effort to pep up its civilians, enforces the use of ...

  • 11 years ago

    Scottish writer Ali Smith's third book, The Whole Story and Other Stories, behaves like a nonchalant teenage girl in black-and-white who has just unearthed a Technicolor secret—heart aflutter inside an unaffected tundra. In "Scottish Love Son...

  • 12 years ago

    Freighted With Treasures for Boys and Girls," promised the first Argosy magazine made back in 1882. The tagline could well hold true this month as a new, two-volume Argosy arrives under an aura of nostalgic intrigue and sealing wax. Despite the ed...

  • 12 years ago

    Self-publishing will near its apotheosis in author Shelley Jackson's latest story, "Skin." This extremely limited, you might say leather-bound, edition will exist solely as a series of one-word tattoos to be inked upon the very selves of a number ...