It's week 10 of the Rooster's summer reads!
Rooster days of summer > dog days of summer. Novelist Emma Straub and our own Nozlee Samadzadeh wrap up Kudos by Rachel Cusk.
Migraines, 3D magic, and an unlikely correspondence from one “incredibly stereoscopic person” to another.
What one woman labels kinky, another person calls a crime against cake. Offering a taxonomy of erotic fixations.
A young girl in South Dakota—the last school-age child remaining in her community—epitomizes the challenges of rural American Judaism.
A visit to the granddaddy of Japan’s capsule hotels—with cot-sized individual spaces and shared amenities—and a lesson in different methods of getting along.
In which the novelist and magician Tim O’Brien makes the author disappear, and a family funeral puts a father’s sleight of hand on full display.
A man dies, leaving behind, among other things, a combination lock. Opening it may just prove the existence of the afterlife.
Portraits of black men that bring attention to the unique humanity of each individual.
Mainstream country music is dominated by bros singing about girls in cutoffs and drinking tequila. But some female country artists are ready to exchange fire.
The Heartbleed Bug exposed a well-known secret: Passwords suck. But that’s really nothing new—just ask the Romans. Explaining the password’s past and future.
Luminous portraits taken by a pediatrician-photographer, of people considered to be outside beauty’s dominant ideal.
An American ballerina makes headlines when she says the Bolshoi Ballet wanted a bribe to let her perform. The company denies her accusation. But a small library in Virginia knew about it first.
Fifty years after Dallas, an illustrated guide to every person, plot, and nefarious organization ever accused of killing JFK.