Editor’s Picks

Some of our most popular pieces.

Lucullus, the Bankers, and What to do with Time Itself

Editor's Picks, Essays

By Elgin Tolliver / That the study of ancient Greece and Rome is among my obsessions prompted a friend of mine to question the relevance of...

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Memoirs of a Midwesterner

Editor's Picks, Poetry

By Elgin Tolliver / I came to in a strange hotel, fresh off a tryst withMadame de Pompadour.King Louis didn’t like it, but the...

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Notes on Nick Kolakowski’s Jake Halligan Novels

Book Reviews, Editor's Picks

By Elgin Tolliver / Who doesn’t want a sister like Jack Halligan’s sister Frankie in Nick Kolakowski’s novels about...

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Splashing the Pot: First-Person Narrators, Charisma & Why My Stash Might Not Be Your Stash

Book Reviews, Editor's Picks, Essays

By Elgin Tolliver / I don’t need to check with Nate Silver before I make the following prediction: forty-nine percent of Americans...

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Vautrin Summer 2020 Issue Available Now

Editor's Picks

Balzac had Le Voleur.  Chandler had The Black Mask.  You’ve got Vautrin. Highlights of the summer 2020 issue include: A...

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The Man from the Golden Age

Editor's Picks, Essays

It comes through when you talk to him.  It’s reflected in the cozy, retro feel of his shop at Northwest 23rd Street in Oklahoma...

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A Girl’s Guide to the Dark Arts

Editor's Picks, Fiction

Is it not written on the sandals of the prostitute—follow me? —Austin Osman Spare...

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