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.
Night Drawings: James Feehan
Choreographed, the figures evolve from the efforts they make to define the precipice of engagement. The rhythms of awareness can lead to celebration or exploration.
Featured Photographer: Kevin Moraczewski
Whether we’re shutting out the light at close of day, or wandering the slick cool streets in a perfect moody urban nocturne, Kevin Moraczewski’s photographs create a portrait of slowly-shifting lonely hours.
Back in Kilifi
During the pandemic, Matt Cotten reflected on his time in Kilifi. He was finally able to return in September 2022. Here is the before and after.
Magpies Mix Tape: Cool Yule
A playlist you won’t mind listening to all year long, cause it’s just that good.
Desk Set- More Power to You!
Ostensibly Desk Set is about the fear of a new world in which machines will replace human connection and take human jobs. But there’s really something more elementally beautiful about the friendships in this film, something that staves off the fundamental loneliness of being alive, being human.
There are more things in heaven and earth than we can dream of.
Some Thoughts on Resolutions and Biscuits with Lentil Gravy for New Year’s Eve
To me, “resolve” doesn’t mean to give something up, but to bring it into focus, to become harmonious, to be solved, or healed. To see things as clearly as we can, at the highest resolution.
Flash Fiction: June ’72
“I’m gonna kill you sons of a bitch,” he said, when he saw the torn sheet.
Imaginary Jobs: Institute for the Study of Time Passing
I’ve recently started a job at an institute entirely devoted to the study of time passing…
Letter From the Editor: January, ’23
The ability to appreciate something is just as valuable as the ability to create something. In fact, I believe appreciation is an important part of the creative process. To be moved by something, to see its beauty, to be excited by it, to be a fan–this is a valuable skill, a gift, as well as…
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