A Chain of Tiny Disasters

A widow is sort of a holy figure, while a divorcée is a tawdry one.

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?

A Sport and a Pastime

She is complaisant with all her clothes off. She moves to his touch.


There was something in her voice, some awful, enduring fire.

An English Christmas

There were more whispered speculations about his relative sobriety.


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


In other words, beachfronts like Bolaño’s and mine are Nowhere.

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.

Cuban Customs Attempts to Confiscate Her Mangoes

Fidel narrates the home video: See the women on the beach? Beauty.

Cunégonde in Warnemünde

It was just what it was. Sex with someone who was not her husband.

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 Boshehr to the Caspian Sea

We crossed the length of Iran to reach a lake so big they called it a sea.