vol. 15, issue 6

Fiction

Immediately after joining the troop, we noticed Oni was sleeping around. We learned that Winston had advised Oni to tent with a different boy each campout, so as to open himself up to the rest of us at camp.

The Lead

Interview

Hisham Matar is a Libyan two-time novelist whose first novel,In the Country of Men (published in 2006), was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

View from Here

Humor

The Eye

Matt Duckor of Bon Appétit vehemently declared this past summer that pop-up restaurants are over. But unless the eyes deceive, “pop-up” restaurants are alive and well.

October 17 marked the middle of the term — a time of panic, sleeplessness, and, occasionally, exultant repose.

A few weeks ago Chris Brown gave an interview in which he blithely revealed that he lost his virginity at the age of eight to a girl nearly twice his age. Brown’s story has since fueled a tricky dialogue on male rape—a subject too frequently hushed and swept under the proverbial rug.

It’s the ultimate “screw you” to the lawsuit currently hanging over Condé Nast’s head: Rather than pay its interns, the magazine giant just won’t have interns at all.