Photo: Bayreuth2009/Wikimedia Commons Germans head to the polls in TWO DAYS, you guys, which means the Fatherland’s quadrennial “vote fight” is finally, mercifully drawing to a close. However, what ev...

There’s little more satisfying than eavesdropping on a conversation between two people speaking a language who think that nobody around them can understand—and being able to understand them. It’s espe...

Lot 1: O, Tannenbaum Images © Alexander Historical Auctions  ’Tis the season for tinsel and garlands and swastikas. You don’t mind, do you? It’s history! Heritage! Don’t be a snowflake. Just in the jo...

Your story in today’s Awl, “Meow Meow,” is both an inscrutable feline narrative and, I think, a kind of commentary on how humans have to place themselves at the center of the action in every tale. Whe...

Today, the Awl short story “Meow Meow” took over the internet, with everyone discussing author Mu or Yan’s cringingly relatable depiction of human-centrism, and praising its revealing exploration of h...

Image: optische_taeuschung via Flickr “I’m terrible at shopping for gifts. What should I do?” —Giving Gary The holidays aren’t really about getting and giving great gifts. At least I hope not. Because...

★★★★ The snow, clean white in the sun, still crisply traced balcony rails and building tops. A lilac haze prettified New Jersey. Someone had built a decently orthodox three-ball snowman on the middle ...

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★★★ A crunching and sloshing sound filled the schoolyard as little feet made their way over wet and broken ice. A stroller skidded through it without its wheels turning. The wonderment was gone, save ...

Oktoberfest Isn't Really A Thing
未分类 / 2017年12月28日

Photo: Bayreuth2009/Wikimedia Commons Germans head to the polls in TWO DAYS, you guys, which means the Fatherland’s quadrennial “vote fight” is finally, mercifully drawing to a close. However, what ev...

Germans: Are They Talking About Us Again?
未分类 / 2017年12月28日

There’s little more satisfying than eavesdropping on a conversation between two people speaking a language who think that nobody around them can understand—and being able to understand them. It’s espe...

New York City, December 10, 2017
未分类 / 2017年12月28日

★★★★ The snow, clean white in the sun, still crisply traced balcony rails and building tops. A lilac haze prettified New Jersey. Someone had built a decently orthodox three-ball snowman on the middle ...

New York City, December 11, 2017
未分类 / 2017年12月28日

★★★ A crunching and sloshing sound filled the schoolyard as little feet made their way over wet and broken ice. A stroller skidded through it without its wheels turning. The wonderment was gone, save ...