"Sweets to the sweet."What sort of cake would the Bard have loved for his birthday? Rum cake and Juliet? A Midsummer Night’s Cream Cake? Julius Cake-sar? As you like it!
Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare! High-res

"Sweets to the sweet."
What sort of cake would the Bard have loved for his birthday? Rum cake and Juliet? A Midsummer Night’s Cream Cake? Julius Cake-sar? As you like it!

Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare!

"Literature was not born the day when a boy crying ‘wolf, wolf’ came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying ‘wolf, wolf’ and there was no wolf behind him."
Happy 115th birthday, Vladimir Nabokov!1899 – 1977 High-res

"Literature was not born the day when a boy crying ‘wolf, wolf’ came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying ‘wolf, wolf’ and there was no wolf behind him."

Happy 115th birthday, Vladimir Nabokov!
1899 – 1977

“The enemy in question is the Lord’s Resistance Army, Ugandan rebels driven over the border years ago… . There must be a few hundred of them left. Go find them down there.” 
In 2011, writer Jonathan Littell spent time among the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, the enemies of the LRA who had Joseph Kony at their head. From our current issue, find out more. High-res

The enemy in question is the Lord’s Resistance Army, Ugandan rebels driven over the border years ago… . There must be a few hundred of them left. Go find them down there.”

In 2011, writer Jonathan Littell spent time among the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, the enemies of the LRA who had Joseph Kony at their head. From our current issue, find out more.

1: The clothes should be anonymous.4: But the clothes should not be too anonymous.2: They must not be so anonymous that they stick out in their anonymity.3: Exactly.


Surveillance is a large theme in our increasingly-technological lives: from our current issue, read this drama about suspicion, scrutiny, and solitude. Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, and translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles. High-res
1: The clothes should be anonymous.
4: But the clothes should not be too anonymous.
2: They must not be so anonymous that they stick out in their anonymity.
3: Exactly.
Surveillance is a large theme in our increasingly-technological lives: from our current issue, read this drama about suspicion, scrutiny, and solitude. Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, and translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
“Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez has just passed away at the age of 87. 1927 - 2014 High-res

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.”

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez has just passed away at the age of 87. 
1927 - 2014

Being trapped in sad melancholy
in so quiet a twilight sky
you think of all the passions.

From our newly-released April 2014 issue, don’t miss this collection of three poems from Japanese free verse poet Hagiwara Sakutarō. Translated by Hiraoki Sato.
“Each language sees the world differently, inventing its entire vocabulary from its own perspective and weaving it into the web of its grammar in its own way.”
Read Nobel winner Herta Müller’s unforgettable speech about “the space between languages,” commissioned into ten languages especially for the April Asymptote—just released yesterday! High-res

Each language sees the world differently, inventing its entire vocabulary from its own perspective and weaving it into the web of its grammar in its own way.”

Read Nobel winner Herta Müller’s unforgettable speech about “the space between languages,” commissioned into ten languages especially for the April Asymptote—just released yesterday!