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The Former Essayist

On the Decline of Wesley Yang

What is Wesley Yang’s answer to the question, What happened to Wesley Yang? I realized that this was indispensable to the whole query, even if it wasn’t the solution. I had a Yang-ian feeling that here lay something emblematic about American culture – less in each scene than in the (tragic?) arc of the play.

40 Granite Street

Cambridge, MA | USA

The Book of Dreams, she called it, and in its subtitle: dedicated to Tawanda Mulalu.


Brooklyn, NY | USA

Beware the brezhneviki. They know how to climb pyramids. Just don’t ask them to build one.

Strange Matters is a cooperative magazine of new and unconventional thinking in economics, politics, and culture.