BEST OF: VOLUME ONE

Some of our favorites from the earliest days of American Circus.

SPORTS

Beauty and tragedy at the Kentucky Derby.

Sean Avery and the demons of hockey.

Watching R.A. Dickey in high school.

The limits of hockey's stats revolution.

NOTES FROM EGYPT

Inside HQ of Egypt's largest secular party.

Alexandria's forgotten legacy.

In Cairo, growing up with Egypt's elite.

Mayhem at the Library of Alexandria.

THE ARTS

Down and out at Art Basel Miami.

A review of MoMA's coat check.

Selling $150 ashtrays, seeking justice.

Abducting Maurizio Cattelan's 'Family.'

MEDIA CRITICISM

The literati's callous response to Sandy.

The perverse progressivism of n+1.

Talking with the founders of Byliner.

The lasting effects of Radio Free Europe.

PHOTO ESSAYS

Wandering the moonscapes of the Peruvian altiplano.

Above San Francisco in a 1956 Cessna.

Scenes from Egypt's return to the everyday.

The somber and the carnivalesque in Tahrir Square.

TRAVELOGUES

The worst pub in Edinburgh.

New Zealand's friendliest meth heads.

Watching the Super Bowl in Costa Rica.

On the beach in Goa, awaiting the future.

MUSIC & MOVIES

Heroes are saving films, but not comics.

Bon Iver's uncomfortable acceptance.

Public urination on Record Store Day.

Our patented Steely Dan popularity quiz.

FICTION

Scrabble with David Foster Wallace.

Drinks in the light of Egypt's chaos.

Accidentally leaving oneself in the mirror.

The angels and the angelic beneath 53rd.

CURIOSITIES

Nashville's cutest neofascist bookstore.

Reviewing New York's newest IHOP.

The advertisements of Vogue: in verse.

A handwritten ode to the signature.