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
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
Recently, at a very, very large march in Washington, DC, the Magpie looked up and spotted this figure in a tree.
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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 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”
In Which the Magpie Seeks the Zeitgeist of the Losers
The stuff we talk about after we finish with our weekly outrage.
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From the Magpie (Colors)
Sunflowers, Beyoncé, Orlando, bodies in hot magenta light.
From the Magpie (lightsoftsheer neutralbetween)
“My nearly weeping when I watch Lil Buck dance is because I’m not sure this is allowed anymore.”
In Which the Magpie Enters the Silence
A synthetic desert . . . a forest made of foam . . . the privilege of quiet