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Alexander Nemser

29 March 2013

The animals once lived in cages at the city zoo. An orangutan was transferred from a provincial zoo to mate with females outside its tribe. But the orangutan did not mate. Instead, it introduced new ideas. First casually, a snatch of a song sung through the bars, then larger and larger groups, gathering to listen to scenes of life in the wild. More…

11 January 2013

They decided on a night of gouging humidity to offer a relative every six months as a sacrifice to the curse, whose mouth seemed to grow wider with every new birth, and whose interior voice amounted to a cloud of anxious discomfort in the skulls of anyone who inherited its frequency. Shlomo the Fool tried to knock it out of his head like water caught in an ear, and ended up only breaking a holy idiot’s rearview mirror. More…