Rothko at the Inauguration

A story of America in three scams.

Sacrifice

An eccentric monk’s singular scrap cathedral reveals the chaos and genius of his mind.

Digitizing Maxi Cohen’s Legacy

What does it take to preserve an independent filmmaker’s oeuvre?

Who Do You Want to Be Tonight, Zola?

A calculated veneer of identity is our most valuable modern resource.

Giving Up the Ghost

Life and death by misadventure.

Molar City

It’s hard to imagine how truly full of dentists Los Algodones is. They are everywhere.

Finding Mr. Q

The search for the man behind the first Canadian hip hop single reveals the inequity in how creative contributions are remembered.

Melancholy Letters

I’ve spent most of my life reading literature that made me laugh. But something has changed.

The Business of a Marriage

After my wedding, I began looking for a language for the partnership, both metaphorical and actual, I seemed to have contracted.

What A Time To Be In Decline

Why, a decade ago, did my father give me the heavy gift of a controversial 100-year-old Oswald Spengler tome? It took a pandemic for me to find out.