Apology is a new magazine that contains literature, interviews, essays, reportage, humor, photography, and art. In other words: pretty much everything. It’s a general interest magazine for people whose general interests aren’t general. It’s a sophisticated alternative to sophomoric magazines; it’s a sophomoric alternative to sophisticated magazines. It’s a make-your-own-pithy-observation-that-goes-here magazine.
The debut issue of Apology contains over 250 colorful pages of literature and art. This includes but isn’t limited to: humor by Lesley Arfin and Chelsea Peretti; tragicomic memoirs by Sam McPheeters and Johnny Ryan; short fiction by Bill Callahan (the songwriter formerly known as Smog), Arthur Bradford, Gwendoline Riley, and Gus Visco; cult novelist/genius Frederick Exley’s real-life questions to Gloria Steinem; writer Rivka Galchen bravely baring her orphaned stories; lush photo essays by Ryan McGinley and Roe Ethridge; intimate conversations with John Ashbery (plus a poem!) and Aurel Schmidt (plus crayon drawings!); an examination of 1980s East Village sadomasochism by Johanna Fateman; a brutal attack on Wikipedia by Ian Svenonius; a detailed examination of a lost Robert Altman teen comedy by Hunter Stephenson; a loving, comprehensive tribute to the semicolon by Paul Maliszewski; and a massive interview with Tim and Eric by Jesse Pearson, along with portraits by Terry Richardson.
6.5 x 9.5in / 256 pgs / full color