Snuggle up with #34: MEETCUTE and a romcom soundtrack as we celebrate the richness of connection with all its complexities. 

Joel Keith sets up the dinner table as ‘an elaborate, doomed play’ and Patrick Lenton sits us down for dog lore at an interminable Christmas gathering. William Fox explores the strange and tender anxieties of intimacy while Alison J Barton charts its artefacts and fluid tides. 

Madeline Start’s comic blooms with possibility. Andrew Sutherland remixes humour, grief, and Sliding Doors (1998). Jax Bulstrode meets the disabled self and wraps it in gentleness; Kate Humphreys travels through memory and looks out from the belly of the whale. And Janelle Barone’s cover captures sweet familiarity and stirrings of a new unknown.