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The Histories

Herodotus of Halicarnassus here writes down what he discovered in his research so that time may not erase among men the memory of things past, and the high and wondrous deeds done by the Greeks and the barbarians may not lose their fame, especially why it was that they came to fight each other.

Good people

Maritere walked into the Caguas branch of The Creamery where ice cream meets heaven with the baby in her arms and María C., her cousin, to her side...

The Last Election

No one expected that it would happen the way it did. When the system started unraveling as it did in 2016, it was perceived to be an aberration. A freak event emerging from freak circumstances.

inSerial: part three
Delusions of Being Observed

Natalie calls out of the blue while I’m standing on the sidewalk outside the Museum of Modern Art. I’m going to be in the city for a week, she says, starting next Tuesday. Can we see each other?

a misplaced bestiary
Part 3: The Inverted Owp (Mobius Transversus)

Contrary to the original mythology practiced by all currently organized topologists (and typologists), the Mobius Strip, that extension of mathematical ingenuity, was not invented after the appearance of the animal which most required it, which most brought it forth as a working example of what many call “binding wholeness” (or, in other contexts, “blinding wholeness”), that singular example of exemplary living and dying, a creature of only one extended message, The Inverted Owp.

Tragic Strip

T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2016

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