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 ...

P for Poivre
未分类 / 2017年12月27日

Screenshot: F for Fake The film bores like Citizen Kane, the trolls study War of the Worlds, the nerds won’t stop going on about the opening shot of Touch of Evil, and the weirdos are still pini...

American Cheese
未分类 / 2017年12月27日

I have the palate of a non-discerning, rather fat child. If left to my own devices and removed from the judging eyes of peers, family members, or society at large, I would eat Kit-Kats and pineapple c...

I Faked Speaking in Tongues
未分类 / 2017年12月27日

Image: bunnicula via Flickr From ages eight to 16, I was part of a not-that-unusual but mostly ignored type of church: the one-off, non-denominational church with one man in charge. When most people t...

New York City, December 25, 2017
未分类 / 2017年12月27日

★★★ The frozen matter falling in the night had put a festive whiteness onto nothing but the cushions of the rooftop furniture on the luxury building. The sunlight shone into uncluttered and tastefully...

The Peculiar Sadness of Animated Alcoholics
未分类 / 2017年12月27日

Screenshot: Netflix In 2015, writer Jenny Jaffe coined the term “sadcom” to refer to an emerging genre of television show. Less dire than black comedies but far bleaker than the unmixed type, these sh...

Dilbert: A Reckoning
未分类 / 2017年12月27日

Without irony: I deeply love Dilbert. From ages 8 to 12, the funny pages were both my primary hobby and major career aspiration, and Dilbert was a top-tier favorite, thanks to my dad’s own sizable col...

Meow Meow
未分类 / 2017年12月27日

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世界,您好!
未分类 / 2017年12月23日

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