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”
Magpie, definition, Cambridge Dictionary: 1) a bird with black and white feathers and a long tail, 2) someone who likes to collect many different objects, or use many different styles
A Ghost Story
The Long-Winded LadyNew Yorker
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In Which the Magpie Takes to the Field
De Maria’s field of lightning . . . Thoreau’s “botany boxes” . . . James Schuyler’s salute to the past
In Which the Magpie Seeks the Zeitgeist of the Losers
The stuff we talk about after we finish with our weekly outrage.
In Which the Magpie Considers What a Giant Might See
Puppies . . . daffodils . . . surveillance-proof cloaks
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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.”
From the Magpie (White)
In which the Magpie tells Hillary: You can go home again.
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.