Posts Tagged ‘pizza’
February 28, 2014 | by Dan Piepenbring
- You won’t BELIEVE February’s dirty, hidden past! “Before we adopted the Latin name for the second month, Old English used much more vibrant names to describe it. The most common Old English name was Solmonath, which literally means ‘mud month.’”
- You won’t BELIEVE what a steady dose of antidepressants and benzodiazepines did to this writer’s creativity!
- You won’t BELIEVE who offered these kind, pizzalicious words about our magazine! “I have every issue of The Paris Review, and I only read them when I feel like I’ve worked really hard and deserve a reward. It’s like New York pizza—hard to find a bad slice.”
- You won’t BELIEVE how far your jaw drops when you look at these eleventh-century illustrations of the Book of Revelation!
- You won’t BELIEVE how this parrot helped solve a crime in India! “Whenever Ashutosh’s name was mentioned, the parrot would start screeching.”
- You won’t BELIEVE how lame this writerly T-shirt is!
January 22, 2014 | by Sadie Stein
The girl and the boy stood in the doorway of the crosstown bus as we crossed the park. She was dressed all in black, her lank hair streaked with crimson, eyes circled with heavy kohl, wrists crisscrossed with black rubber bracelets. Her backpack bore an “Emily the Strange” badge.
Her companion, plump and pale, in an oversized trench coat, turned toward her with a coy tilt of his head.
“Mee-ow,” he purred, extending and then curling his fingers one by one in what was clearly intended to be a cat-like manner.
His companion did not respond.
“Mee-ow,” he said more loudly.
“I’m so fucked on this test. Let’s get some pizza,” she said impatiently, pulling the stop bell.
There was a brief silence. Then,
“Purrrr-fect,” said the boy.
She ignored him.
They got off at the next stop, after a very slow old lady.