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Local Economies

— Short Fiction —

Illustration by Lizzy O’Donnell

FFatima works in a downtown café frequented by graduate students, professors, and a certain amalgam of townies.

She makes espresso and sandwiches. She cuts her fingers and burns her arms. She mops the floors and sweeps the patio. She refills napkin dispensers and makes sure there are enough straws. She adjusts the bolts behind the dishwasher and she stacks the glasses into the low…




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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