Seventy years after the fall of Nazi Germany, it is startling to witness a resurgence of the fear of an enemy within. Europe’s future hinges on how this issue is resolved.
What still feels so traumatic to people in Norway was to outsiders just another bad event in a never-ending series of bad events.
she stood there, smelling sweetly of sweat, shawarma, lipstick, the several different perfumes she’d quickly sprayed on herself at Sephora, hair spray, and hot love, with its intrinsic note, it so happens, of urine.
Beefeater Bill has no dignity.
She tells me about the trees/
in the nearby park, points to them,/
identifies them—she knows what she’s talking about,/
she’s a biologist.