Michael Birnbaum
That’s Not My Job – You’re Not My Type

Trying to imitate a favorite typeface, Deb Margolin splays herself across her chair, limbs akimbo. “Hobo Slouch,” she says. “The letters look like homeless people, […]

Too Close for Comfort – Life in Translation

A slender, mustard-yellow volume sits on a shelf in my family’s study. Its cheap cardstock cover is textured, unconvincingly, to resemble leather. “KARL BIRNBAUM: Leben […]

Up the Hill – Bug Love

If a bouquet of roses and dinner at Zinc seem staid this Valentine’s Day, take comfort you’re not a scorpionfly. Female scorpionflies require a “nuptial […]