Story of the Week

Of Turrets and Peacocks

"One rarely hears rumors about whores and bawds, one hears them about respectable women, spread with the intention of causing grief... all kinds of rumors about Laji Bai were circulating on Japani Road." Story of the Week (Octo...
Poem of the Week


"a postcard motif:/ white house, black key of seagulls./ The hair smells of sugar..." Poem of the Week (October 28), by Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkalo. Translated from Polish by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese.
The Little Mermaid by Amy Dale

Solitary Consignment

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

Halloween: The TMS Alternative Horror Selection

The Missing Slate's film team offer up their selection of alternative horror picks for Halloween.
Artwork by Kim Yunsub, Image Courtesy by ArtChowk the Gallery

Deserted by the Great Lakes

"More than the city becoming a haven for business interests, it has become a location where we can plainly see American democracy has failed." Deonte Osayande reports from Detroit.
"Malala" by Omar Gilani.

Malala or: Learn to Stop Worrying and Love our Laureate

"Hers is a strength most of us lack." Ghausia Rashid Salam asks why Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai seems to be disliked by so many groups in Pakistan.
 Alone in Babel

What is poetry?

St. Lucian poet John Robert Lee asks the 'What is Poetry?' question, reaching the conclusion that every poem needs to contain truth, beauty and harmony.
Robert Earle

Author of the Month: Robert Earle

"Mexico was the most spectacular, vital, provocative country... Anything can happen in Mexico, and its mysteries are endless." Robert Earle, our Author of the Month for September, talks to Isra Ansari.