"The Libertarian Utopia That's Just a Bunch of White Guys on a Tiny Island"

The women of Liberland may be free, but they most certainly will not be equal.

Read at GQ.

 

"Between Genders in Prague"

The procedure for legally changing one's gender in the Czech Republic — consistently ranked one of Europe's most developed post-communist democracies—is among the most restrictive in the European Union.

Read at Politico.

 

"Friday Pick: Einstein on the Beach"

Should you bring a sandwich? Should you take a nap? What’s the best way to watch — to appreciate, even to enjoy — Einstein on the Beach?

Read at B O D Y. 

 

"'Monsieur Mayonnaise': The Sandwich King Who Saved Jewish Children from Nazis"

There's enough material in the life of Philippe Mora to warrant not just one movie, but maybe three or four.

Read at NPR.

 

"Abjectly Speaking"

July's debut novel, The First Bad Man, actualizes in fewer than 300 pages an entire world knocked off its axis by the lovelessness of its narrator.

Read at con•text.

 

"Sweetness and Rot: A conversation with Ewa Jacobsson"

Aching Table continues to probe the themes that have percolated through Jacobsson's career since the early 1980s: decay and dejection, desire and its lack, waste and want. 

Read at the Agosto Foundation.

 

"The Door by Magda Szabó

Why do good girlfriends sometimes disappear overnight, "ghosting," fading away, from otherwise happy friendships?

Read at Bookslut.

 

"Interview: Performance Poet Heike Fiedler"

It isn’t always easy to find excellent Czech coffee and croissants, but Fiedler learns fast—and fortunately, she’s willing to share what she knows.

Originally published in CRETUS. Read online.

 

"Sadie Smith" 

Smith flits between playing the social wallflower — the junior-high girl who nobody asks to dance — and adopting a cool, sometimes icy reservedness — the one with better weekend plans.

Read at This Recording.