In Conversation: Mariana Villas-Boas
Dec01

In Conversation: Mariana Villas-Boas

“Most importantly, we believe fiction and non-fiction are not contrary forces. Rather, fiction helps us better understand the outside world, so we use the stories as a bridge to explore beyond ourselves.” Mariana Villas-Boas on the thinking behind her project: StoryLabs.

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Slouching Towards Switzerland
Dec01

Slouching Towards Switzerland

“It’s common for New Yorkers to have a kind of cultish love for their city. As if the city’s trash, dirty sidewalks, and crumbling transportation system are a Mecca for everyone who wants to be someone. New York is the best and worst of everything. This is its Baudelairean beauty.” Tess Mangiardi on Joan Didion, grief, and the city that never sleeps.

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A Mark on the Wall: Catching Snowflakes
Dec01

A Mark on the Wall: Catching Snowflakes

Santa gets downright flaky chasing selfies and Schnapps in Barbara Nigg’s take on this quarter’s theme. 

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In Conversation: H.S. Norup
Dec01

In Conversation: H.S. Norup

“From afar, the snow-covered mountains present this beautiful, serene panorama, but up close they are unforgiving and dangerous. I have a deep respect for these dangers—especially avalanches. At the same time, I find it amazing that something as small and insubstantial as snowflakes can become terrifying forces of nature.” —Debut novelist H.S. Norup

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Gallery: Snowflake
Dec01

Gallery: Snowflake

“Deep inside, I envy these animals and their freedom. They can go anywhere; they’re not bound to anything.” Take a look at the gallery of images by our featured artist, Reto Fürst: a nature lover and wildlife photographer based in Switzerland.

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Making Tracks
Dec01

Making Tracks

And our usual selection of literary goings on in Zürich and beyond this Winter, compiled by Jim Rushing.

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In Conversation: Trevor Guthrie
Aug31

In Conversation: Trevor Guthrie

“These things come from childhood nightmares, and they come from poetry, from the demons and spirits whispering in your ear, from the memory of birth, from early Renaissance painting, from drunken madness, from music and from the scent of fuchsias.” Zürich based visual artist Trevor Guthrie.

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In Conversation: Jeremy Bouma
Aug31

In Conversation: Jeremy Bouma

“I’ve discovered offering different paths of engagement with ideas is simply a good way to be human. Even the best political movements—both the uplifting and not so uplifting—were driven by a narrative, by story.” Fiction writer Jeremy Bouma.

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Gallery: Belonging
Aug31

Gallery: Belonging

Trevor Guthrie is this issue’s featured artist. Take a look at a selection of his charcoal works.

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A Mark on the Wall: Curse of the Messy Swiss Cow
Aug31

A Mark on the Wall: Curse of the Messy Swiss Cow

“The curse of the messy Swiss cow.” Resident cartoonist Barbara Nigg’s take on our Autumn theme: Belonging.

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