Maps & Legends: a sampler

Take a tour of the offerings in our latest issue, now in print and available for purchase on our website and at select bookstores nationwide.

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Kat Meads: “Leaving the House”

A photograph, forgetting.

Julie Anderson: “It Cannot Be Conceived”

American idealists in two Chinese revolutions, Cultural and capitalist.

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Image by Mark Wyatt, Beijing 1990.

Bradley Dicharry: “Letters and Arts”

How vernacular typography and letterforms map our America.

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Light bulbs in the Las Vegas Boneyard, a refuse pile for signage.

Deborah Jiang-Stein: “Generous Bonus Doses”

Dark prison experiments could have cost a mother’s and child’s lives.

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Lee Strasburger, “There’s a Hole in Reality through Which We Can Look if We Wish.”

Bryant Mangum: “An Affair of Youth”

In search of flappers, belles, and the legendary Fitzgeralds.

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James L. W. West, photo of the Fitzgeralds’ original tombstone, 1970.

Ron Smith: “Suitor”

When George met Martha.

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Lee Strasburger, “Beach Goddess,” 2015.

Amira Pierce: “Corniche”

Sea and city: Beirut 2004.

Bea Chang: “The River My Father Promised”

A quest through more than fifty countries.

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Postcard, boat on the Soochow River, China, c. 1890.

Henry Walters: “Call & Response”

— A carnival game?

Interview: “Forget About Everything Else”

Matthew Phipps’s talk with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and visual effects designer.

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Ellingson with sketches in his studio.

Harry Kollatz, Jr.: “The Evolution of 817 West Broad”

The storied past of our magazine’s office, a microcosm for the Southern U.S.

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A map of our corner of Richmond, 1876.
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The legends of this issue’s Contributors:

Words

Julie Anderson’s essays and stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Other Voices, and Writing From the Inside Out, as well as various anthologies.

Images

Bradley Dicharry (photo essay) is a designer, educator, and letterpress printer whose work has appeared throughout the United States. He is currently working on a series translating letterform photographs into letterpress prints.

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Industrial letterpress image photographed by Bradley Dicharry.
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