Detail from a print of monsters reputed to inhabit Africa, from The English acquisitions in Guinea & East-India (London, 1700).

Detail from a print of monsters reputed to inhabit Africa, from The English acquisitions in Guinea & East-India (London, 1700).

Floyd M. Armstrong, arrested for loitering (and possibly stealing a roll of pennies and a box of shotgun shells) on a summer night in 1957, in New Castle, PA. Read more.

Floyd M. Armstrong, arrested for loitering (and possibly stealing a roll of pennies and a box of shotgun shells) on a summer night in 1957, in New Castle, PA. Read more.

"In April of 1961, a twenty-seven year-old surgeon named Leonid Rogozov took a scalpel and sliced open his own abdomen, watching, in a mirror, to make sure that his hand didn’t slip and damage the organs inside." Read more in our Issue Six editorial letter.

"In April of 1961, a twenty-seven year-old surgeon named Leonid Rogozov took a scalpel and sliced open his own abdomen, watching, in a mirror, to make sure that his hand didn’t slip and damage the organs inside." Read more in our Issue Six editorial letter.

A discarded cover for our Illusions issue, which launched April 1 of last year.

A discarded cover for our Illusions issue, which launched April 1 of last year.