The Believer Logger: BATHROOM LIBRARIES: IN WHICH PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE BOOK OR BOOKS CURRENTLY IN THEIR BATHROOM
Sheila Heti: Okay, let’s talk about what we have here. Four Kathy Acker books. Suicide by Edouard Levé. To After That—who’s the author? Two Kafka books, and a black book that looks like a journal.
Kate Zambreno: Oh, To After That is one of my favorite contemporary novels, by Renee…
"In a few hours it’s gonna burst through your ribcage, and you’re gonna die. Any questions?"
That is, unless you can eat it first. These terrifyingly awesome Alien Macarons are the work of Lou Lou P’s Delights, Leeds, England-based creators of bespoke cakes and other forms of edible artistry. They come in equally horrifying yet tantalizing Facehuuger, Chestburster, and fully grown Xenomorph varieties. We’ll take one of each please.
THIS. OH GOD, THIS.
Hebes Chasma, a huge trough on Mars, reflects the Red Planet’s tumultuous and varied past. During the planet’s first billion years, the nearby Tharsis Region bulged with magma, then burst apart, forming enormous chasms such as Hebes (a majority of its 315-kilometer length shown above). More than four times as deep and wide as the Grand Canyon, Hebes may have once been filled with water; some areas have minerals that could have formed only in water’s presence. New images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft show that massive landslides may have shaped and widened the trench since its violent birth.
A window, outside of which are more windows. A mirror, reflecting another multi-paned window. What does it all mean? Metaphors for transparency? Something about the glass ceiling?