A Lebanese Feast

Lebanon’s dreams of a homeland were fading with every rocket launch.

A Sailor

She did not leave him for the sailor. So why should he be angry?


We imagined the train routes through the heart of the country.

Best Advice

I worry that I will be kidnapped by my cab driver and driven to an ATM.

Black Sand

All these barns with their busted spidery limbs strewn over the lupine.

Bring Us a Souvenir from the Next War

Be glad the numbness in your legs isn’t reading on your face.

Cartoon Art Volume 2010-08

Great new cartoons by Conklin, Levin, Stevens, Vey, and Warp.

Cartoon Art Volume 2013-02

We'd see them more, but your father and I aren't much for traveling.

Cartoon Art Volume 2013-07

Liza Donnelly

Cartoon Art Volume 2015-01

Cartoon Art Volume 2015-07

Cartoon Art Volume 2018-12

Catching Out

I loved hopping freight trains. It was cheap, dirty, and dangerous.

Cavagnaro’s Bar & Grill

I rented a house in the woods of East Hampton as a form of therapy.

Check In, Check Out

She’d planned to choose an adult film and lie back with him to watch.


I would chase it to the shores of the lake where the killer waited.

Colorado Road Trip

Eszter Marosszeky and David Matheson

Couples Traveling

To enter the dust of their bedroom, to stand invisible on the plush carpet.

Derby Day

I felt awful about imposing on him, but I was desperate to see the Derby.

Don’t Open That Door

The waitress looked us over, wondering, I guess, if we were famous.

Easter Wings

Lufthansa lifts off under me. The set sun disinters, a fanned cinder.


Was he a good man or a bad man? Was it necessary, even, to speculate?

From “A Poppy in My Hair”

At 35,000 feet, the center of heaven, in the deep Milky Way, we meet.


No matter how much money there is, it can always just drain away.

Great Falls

Walking on Canal Street, I slipped on the curb and fell on my face.

Hot Springs

The judge’s mother was impossible; her mere presence was infuriating.

How I Left a Life of Crime and Came to America

We were aiming for a complete transformation of society.

Interlude at Daofu

Daofu was a cluster of lights bubbling up in the belly of a darkened plain.

Is Glistening

The scent of lighter fluid and tobacco drifted in through the window.

Kiss and Tell

Their eyes met from time to time. I thought about what I could tell her.