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A Cigar on the Roof with You

Small pleasures like ghosts in a cloud of smoke

Illustrations by Syan Rose

TThe first time was on the roof, and so every time after had to be on the roof, even though it violated the building’s bylaws. Fortunately it was raining in our rainy town, so we were alone up there, under a big purple bruise of a sky. It took a few small inhalations to get the thing lit, and then he passed it to me, casual and…




A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

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Jennifer R. Bernstein

Jennifer R. Bernstein

writer/journalist. words in The New Republic, The Nation, LARB, Pacific Standard, Hazlitt, Gay Magazine, MEL, and elsewhere.

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