February 12, 2012

Short Takes: Toward a New Past

By Andrew David King

A defense of the virtues of an art that’s seemingly more and more lost each year: memorization and declamation. William Gibson, on science fiction authors’ hankering for the way things […]

February 2, 2012

Mix Tape: Cellar Door

By Maggie Smith

What’s so beautiful about cellar door? These two little words have gotten a lot of attention from Donnie Darko, Dorothy Parker, and beyond. “If you can pronounce correctly every word […]