On lying in bed

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. This, however, is not generally a part of the domestic…

OTL: Test of Time

ONDON — After the torture of eight disconnected hours, the plane lands at Heathrow. We’re still rolling when I turn on both phones, hitting refresh on my email, burning at the twirling wheel.…

The Disappeared

The author, photographed in London in 1994, five years after Ayatollah Khomeini’s death sentence forced him into hiding. Photograph by Richard Avedon.

A letter to New City Reader-05 from Orhan Pamuk

World-renowned author Orhan Pamuk’s letter titled “When the Bosphorus Dries Up” for the fifth issue of New City Reader. When the Bosphorus Dries Up “Nothing can ever be as…

4.12: Mother Earth Mother Board

The hacker tourist ventures forth across the wide and wondrous meatspace of three continents, chronicling the laying of the longest wire on Earth. In which the hacker tourist ventures forth across…

Learning to Smoke

Originally published in the March 2008 issue Five weeks ago, I was working the elliptical, my feet throbbing out those nasty loops. The entire machine panted its report, the morning mantra: down,…



Singing in the rain. by Craig Churchill
live… by Iliyana Ilieva
Intense eye contact by Manuela Kulpa