Take a weird, thoughtful and pleasurable journey into literature, music, art, philosophy, the internet, language, and history with McSweeney's and KCRW. This unconventional arts-and-culture magazine features contributors and guests like Miranda July, George Saunders, Lena Dunham, Tig Notaro, and Sarah Silverman.
Give Everybody Everything: The Financial Life of Bernadette MayerArts
The life of a poet is rich with meaning and beauty. But the financial life of a poet is decidedly less rich.
The Narrative LineArts
We’re constantly telling ourselves stories — who we are, where we’re going, what comes next. But what happens when the story you’re telling yourself turns out not to be true?
Consider the GracklesArts
Touring a punk act pushes the limits of physical endurance — driving all day, sweating on stage, eating badly, sleeping worse.
Death in Twin PeaksArts
Twin Peaks was never just a TV show: it was an obsession and an apparition. In its 2017 incarnation, the real-life deaths of several cast members hang spectrally over the proceedings.
A Call in the NightArts
Your phone rings at 3:30 in the morning. You answer the call, and a person who's just been woken up with a call from you is on the end of the line. The call is being recorded.
For decades, Angelyne pouted down from Hollywood billboards, looking like a New-Wave Jayne Mansfield: a dense cloud of bleached blonde hair and abundant cleavage barely contained by…
Today’s episode is about dogs.
The New WorldArts
Where do speech balloons come from? How does time move from panel to panel?