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.
Piles of Time. Yasu Matsumoto
These works are the expression of such unusual phenomena that I think is created by the everlasting accumulation, or piles of time that are embedded in the process of forest growing.
Featured Artist: Kent Ambler
“I find myself working from a combination of observation, memory, and intuition.”
Sea Creatures Stared at Us and We Stared Back at Them
With its mix of musical styles, languages, accents, and voices, the album is a perfect tribute to the witty and self-deprecating, pretty and noisy, relatable and strange, hopefully despondent music of Jeffrey Lewis.
Magpies Comic #2
Wanna hear a joke?
Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village
On one level, Bottle Village was, literally, a constructive approach to transforming discard and sorrow into something more.
Ozu’s Good Morning (why I love it)
The film is full of misunderstandings and half-spoken thoughts and desires….And yet, the real joy of the film is the moments of understanding between people.
Simple bread for the best toast
A recipe for simple bread for the best toast, and thoughts on toasting over the years.
Fiction: Every Valley Wide
Some things, when you didn’t understand them, you didn’t try to figure them out. Sometimes you just didn’t want to know.
Eris and her Apples of Discord
If you ignore these apples, they’re small and harmless. But the more attention you pay them, the more you try to get rid of them, the larger they get, until they block your way entirely, or destroy you.
American Mythologies: Get a Real Job
It strikes me as funny that many of the laborers in our workforce don’t actually get to call labor day a holiday. It’s part of our complicated history of attitudes about work, about people who work, and about the jobs they do.
Letter From the Editor: In Defense of Meandering
Ideas are born in the hollow of unknowing.
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