The Magpie

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The Magpie is someone who notices what gleams in the world.

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Cover Photo: photo by Kyle Cordova
From the Magpie (lightsoftsheer neutralbetween)

“My nearly weeping when I watch Lil Buck dance is because I’m not sure this is allowed anymore.”

Dec 05, 2016
Cover Photo: Agnes Martin, Summer, 1964, watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, 23.4 x 23.4. Collection Patricia Lewy Gidwitz © 2015 Agnes Martin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy Pace Gallery
From the Magpie (Work)

In which the Magpie finds direction in the grids of Agnes Martin.

Nov 21, 2016
Cover Photo: Alex Steffler/flickr
From the Magpie (Today)

The paper is filled with fake villains. But tomorrow’s battle is real.

Nov 07, 2016
Cover Photo: still from THE WIZARD OF OZ/still from the final presidential debate
From the Magpie (White)

In which the Magpie tells Hillary: You can go home again.

Oct 24, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Gage Skidmore/flickr
From the Magpie (Digging)

In which the Magpie takes a ride.

Oct 11, 2016
Cover Photo: From the Magpie (Charlotte/Charlotte) by The  Magpie
From the Magpie (Charlotte/Charlotte)

In which the Magpie happens upon two Charlottes, and the things they carried.

Sep 26, 2016
Cover Photo: Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Kathy, Chicago, 1965. gelatin silver print. Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
From the Magpie (Faces)

Novels are also mirror rooms, in a way; we read them “to see our reflections transformed, to wear another’s face.”

Sep 12, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Marian Zazeela/Mela Foundation
From the Magpie (Locks and Doors)

Wherein a question is posed: Is the Magpie a locksmith?

Aug 29, 2016
Cover Photo: Still from Will You Dance With Me?
From the Magpie (Real)

Derek Jarman’s eighties disco footage; Laurie Anderson’s dog.

Aug 12, 2016
Cover Photo: From the Magpie (Balance) by The  Magpie
From the Magpie (Balance)

John Cage, the blooming of the corpse flower, and anarchic harmony.

Aug 01, 2016