The Awl
New York City, October 18, 2017
October 19th, 2017, 03:50 PM
★★★★ Light was in the leaves of the plane trees; a smell of bacon was on the air. The southwest corner of Union Square was full of birdsong. A man in a sportcoat and faintly tinted glasses stared at the chess players for a moment, then made his way down to the Citibikes. In the […]
NFL Haiku Picks, Week Seven
October 19th, 2017, 03:50 PM
10/19 8:25 ET Kansas City -3 At Oakland The once-defeated formerly undefeated Chiefs probably win PICK: CHIEFS   10/22 1:00 ET Tennessee -6 At Cleveland These teams play once a Week against each other in Hell’s hottest circle PICK: BROWNS   10/22 1:00 ET Jacksonville -3 At Indianapolis Instead of watching This game take some […]
Meet Sebastian Kurz, the 31-Year Old Opportunist In Charge of Austria Now
October 19th, 2017, 03:50 PM
He only looks like Richard Spencer Lite—I think.
A Poem by Matthew Zapruder
October 19th, 2017, 03:50 PM
When I Was Fifteen   When I was fifteen I suddenly knew I would never understand geometry. Who was my teacher? That name is gone. I only remember the gray feeling in a classroom filled with vast theoretical distances. I can still see odd shapes drawn on the board, and those inscrutable formulas everyone was busily […]
D.K. / S.K.
October 19th, 2017, 03:50 PM
D.K. / S.K. by D.K. / S.K. You know the part of the Bible where it talks about how terrible things are gonna get and it’s like, “In the morning you will wish it were evening and in the evening you will pine for the day, because everything your eyes see around you will be […]
New York City, October 17, 2017
October 18th, 2017, 03:50 PM
★★★★ The sun and the reflected sun sparkled together relentlessly, lighting up individual strands of hair. The exertion of hurrying from the school to the apartment to fetch the forgotten viola music served to take the edge off the chill. A ray of light did a trick shot off a high window of the Lincoln […]
Let The New York Times Google That For You
October 18th, 2017, 03:50 PM
"Queries and Answers" was a pre-web Shazam-like service for poetry and trivia.
October 18th, 2017, 03:50 PM
Notes on life.
Max Cooper, "Stacked Moments"
October 18th, 2017, 03:50 PM
Question for you: When was the last time you were able to say, “Wow, today just flew by”? I’ll wait. That’s all I do now, is wait. That’s all we all do. We wait and wait and wait and wait and an ending never arrives. Each day is longer than the one that came before […]
New York City, October 16, 2017
October 17th, 2017, 03:50 PM
★★ The bright parts in the overcast sky went from fuzzy glowing spots to choppy-looking rifts. Far inland, on the horizon beside the apartment slab and over the river, ran a band of clear pale blue. But the rifts closed again and the clouds over Manhattan stayed dark. Leaves and garbage spun in a sweeping […]