Current Issue


Volume IX, Number 4 | fall 2016


Andean legends tell of pishtacos, bogeymen who steal their victims’ fat. In colonial times they were said to be Franciscan monks who used the fat as church-bell grease or holy oil. By the 1960s they were sometimes represented as workers who used it to lubricate modern factory machinery or airplane engines. 

Very shy people don’t even want to take up the space that their body actually takes up.

- Andy Warhol, 1975

More fleshGo to Issue Page >


LQ Podcast

#56 Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit. More

Lapham's Daily

The Jones Project