I graduated and worked for a few years before deciding, in August 1980, to chuck it all in and travel around the world.
The Representation of Absence: An Interview with Margarita Brum
“How do you represent that which is not there but which occupies an affective place, a place in our mind?” An interview with Uruguayan plastic and visual artist Margarita Brum
Imaginary Jobs: The Observer
In summation, I would like to share the words of Francis Bacon, “If men will intend to observe, they shall finde much worthy to observe.”
January Issue, 2023
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: 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 a source of happiness.
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.
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.
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.