From the Magpie

In Which the Magpie Makes a Ghost Map of the City

The haunting of Rooney Mara . . . a delivery room turned walk-in closet . . . Ain Gordon’s “Radicals in Miniature”

May 25, 2017
In Which the Magpie Seeks the Zeitgeist of the Losers

The stuff we talk about after we finish with our weekly outrage.

May 11, 2017
In Which the Magpie Considers What a Giant Might See

Puppies . . . daffodils . . . surveillance-proof cloaks

Apr 27, 2017
In Which the Magpie Enters the Silence

A synthetic desert . . . a forest made of foam . . . the privilege of quiet

Mar 30, 2017
In Which the Magpie Sees Wild Boars as Lost Children

Fukushima’s radioactive boars . . . Ovidian transformations . . . Amy Sillman’s “After Metamorphoses”

Mar 16, 2017
In Which the Magpie Lets the Dog Live

A dog and her birthday pancake . . . the fate of Old Yeller et al . . . Thomas Roma’s dog shadow photographs

Mar 02, 2017
In Which the Magpie Spies Collages in the Trees

Mike Nichols’s films . . . Hannah Höch’s cut-outs . . . Wallace Stevens’s jar on a hill

Feb 16, 2017
In Which the Magpie Considers the Possibilities of Outer Space

Spacepeople perch in trees . . . prisoners in the desert read the stars . . . escalators lead the way to the Big Bang

Feb 03, 2017
In Which the Magpie Delivers the (Fake) News from the Meeting of the Electoral College

An island receives an unexpected party . . . a prize is granted . . . a large problem is solved.

Dec 19, 2016
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
From the Magpie (Work)

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

Nov 21, 2016
From the Magpie (Today)

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

Nov 07, 2016
From the Magpie (White)

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

Oct 24, 2016
From the Magpie (Digging)

In which the Magpie takes a ride.

Oct 11, 2016
From the Magpie (Charlotte/Charlotte)

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

Sep 26, 2016
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
From the Magpie (Locks and Doors)

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

Aug 29, 2016
From the Magpie (Real)

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

Aug 12, 2016
From the Magpie (Balance)

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

Aug 01, 2016
From the Magpie (Windows)

Kim Kardashian’s famous ass; a tailor’s beloved treasures.

Jul 18, 2016