On falling into ice lakes in Lapland: Be Particular Out There Podcast

Dustin M. Thomas asked me if I had a story for his new podcast Be Particular Out There (@Be_Particular), something his grandad used to say in parting…usually after telling him a story he’d never forget. This essay about hiking the King’s Trail was written for the forthcoming issue of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place, a new Berlin-based magazine that you definitely… Read more →


Interview with Rosegarden!

Berlin-based culture and lifestyle mag Rosegarden (@rosegardenmag) liked the sound of “Data and Desire” and had a few questions about love in a digital age. Thanks for the interview, Mario! Los Angeles- and Berlin- based writer Saskia Vogel is not only one of our contributors – but together with the artist and author Michael Salu, she hosts and curates the event series „Local Transport“ in London.… Read more →


Weird Sex with Readux (You’re invited. 21 October.)

When Readux Books publisher Amanda DeMarco told me about their upcoming onex series, I had to submit something. Ideally a forgotten or little known Swedish eroticist or a writer deeply engaging with sex and power. Someone like Else Jersualem, whose 1908 novel The Red House examines prostitution and moral hypocrisy in Vienna through the eyes of a woman who grew up in brothels. It was a… Read more →


London Literature Festival News!

I’m excited to share that I’ll be donning two guises at the London Literature Festival this October: co-conspirator (pixels and sharp angles) and moderator/fangirl (spectacles and exclamation points). For the next edition of Local Transport, Michael Salu and I have lined up a trio of exciting artists who will explore Data and Desire. What can all the data in the world tell… Read more →


Book Lovers: Kaite Welsh

Kaite Welsh (@kaitewelsh) thinks her postman must hate her because she lives “on the third floor and I get a parcel of books every day.” Welsh is an author, journalist, the LGBT Editor of The List, Scotland’s best-selling entertainment magazine and the Chair of this year’s Green Carnation Prize, which celebrates LGBT authors (@TheGCPrize). We called her up at home in Edinburgh to… Read more →


Book Lovers: Mario Münster

Meet Mario Münster, the co-founder of Rosegarden (@RosegardenMag), a Berlin-based cultural journal publishing the stories about people, issues and ideas “that influence us as eagle-eyed urbanites”. Münster and his fellow founders Maren Heltsche and Bertram Sturm started the magazine because “Pop-up culture, supper clubs, start-ups: they affect our daily lives. In turn, this is shaped by a layer of contemporary social and… Read more →


The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick.

Dear Sugar is back! Dear readers, all your problems are solved. The original Sugar advice columnist Steve Almond, who passed the torch to Wild author Cheryl Strayed have come together for a weekly podcast that will soothe troubled hearts and worried minds. In short, the story goes like this: Steve Almond was looking for someone to take over his advice column at TheRumpus.net. Strayed… Read more →