A collection of all the articles we’ve published over the past month, for those who like to savor their Magpies’ tidings as an issue.
Letter From the Editor, February ’23: Kindling Spirits
“…but in the sense of someone or something from years or decades or centuries past that seems to speak to you, personally; some act of creation that sparks a glowing connection of admiration, or a recognition of perfect mutual strangeness. A “kindling” spirit”
“I love making almond flummery by candlelight in the early morning hours, as the household still sleeps. The kitchen is quiet and dark. The scent of rosewater, almonds, and apricot kernels rising from the mortar and pestle transform the kitchen countertop to a magic carpet that carries me off to 18th century England.”
Grey Paper Lockdown Drawings
“We are still in Entebbe, the virus is still evolving and we are trying to keep track of the changes. The bamboo continues to grow, there is another generation of marigolds blooming.”
Poesie del Silenzio/Poems of Silence: Michele Farinelli
Poems and photographs from Michele Farinelli
Jacques Tati: Magpie Collector of Foibles
Tati is a sort of magpie of human (and canine) foibles; a collector of gestures and moments of absurdity.
January Thoughts: Why I Make Art
By Pia De Girolamo January is a transitional month of endings and beginnings. In art, the god Janus is depicted as having two faces, one looking ahead and one looking backwards. So […]
Pinhole Photography as an Emotion: Gianfranco Lunardo
“People live and mark their existence in the silent voice of their remains.”
Magpies Mix Tape: Songs about Justice
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King
Expat Questionnaire: Peter Atkinson
I graduated and worked for a few years before deciding, in August 1980, to chuck it all in and travel around the world.