Fray – Joss Whedon/Karl Moline

Karl Moline's artwork in Fray is exemplary, striking the perfect balance between realism and imagination. The characters and settings are realistic enough to be living, breathing entities, but cartoonish enough to take advantage of the medium's inherent ability  ...

Holy Ghost – Albert Ayler

First, there’s the box – the sheer physicality of the thing. It’s slightly smaller than a vinyl album, 9 1/2 inches square and about three inches thick, made of heavy black plastic molded from a hand-carved wooden original. Taking  ...

Scorpions: Box of Scorpions

On one episode of Comedy Central's Insomniac, the show's drunken host, Dave Attell, stumbles into a state fair somewhere in middle America. There's a band playing, and he makes it to the side of the stage. Suddenly, he leans  ...

Oblivion – David Foster Wallace

Oblivion is David Foster Wallace’s third and best collection of short stories to date. Without sacrificing his flair for brainy surreal prose and dead-on social satire—which have on occasion seemed like ends in themselves—Wallace has added a stronger than usual  ...

Fidelity – Michael Redhill

Canadian author Michael Redhill spent ten years writing his debut novel, Martin Sloane, published to wide acclaim in 2001. As if challenging himself to master the whole of Henry James’s The Art of the Novel in one fell swoop,  ...