Fiction
Story of the Week

A Nyomozas

Original Hungarian text of Zoltán Böszörményi's 'The Investigation'.
 
 Poetry
Poem of the Week

Beauty of Lahore

"the sea of motor cars floods these city streets/ as though to stop for a second would halt its tides forever..." Poem of the Week (March 24), by Afshan Sajjad. Translated from Urdu by Jim Carruth.
 
 Magazine
The Little Mermaid by Amy Dale

Solitary Consignment

Features Editor Maria Amir writes of the silent battles being waged between art and soul
 
 Film
independent

Independent I: An Interview With Anam Abbas

We talked to Anam Abbas about her upcoming film 'Showgirls of Pakistan', a documentary feature on the lives of dancing girls in Punjab, Pakistan.
 
 Articles
Fly me to the Moon III

Errant Thoughts on Life, Beauty and Death

"Whilst we largely owe our brain anatomy to a massive succession of remote and infinitesimal biochemical events (through mutation and natural selection), the evolutionary “panacea” alone cannot account for all by-products o...
 
 Commentary
Artwork by Amira Farooq. Image Courtesy of the artist

Acceptable Selfies for the Educated Individual

At a time where everyone seems to be on social media decrying the latest controversy or terrorist attack, Emily Eagen explores whether online activism can really make a difference.
 
 Alone in Babel
Censored

A Poem I Cannot Write

Flora de Falbe starts our 'Poets on Poets' series by reflecting on sexism and censorship in organised religion.
 
 Spotlight
AddaDjorup

Author of the Month: Adda Djørup

"In Denmark, as in all other places, it is almost impossible to make a living as a writer." Adda Djørup, The Missing Slate's Author of the Month for January, talks to Jacob Silkstone.