From the archive of the Weekly Filet: Some of the best on Fiction

Cat Person

The New Yorker

Arguably one of the most undersold pieces of the year. I saw it in my newsfeeds at least a dozen times before I finally clicked on it. Don’t be fooled by the bland title and give it a try. I don’t want to spoil too much, but this piece of fiction will make you feel uncomfortable, and probably for different reasons depending on your gender.

From Weekly Filet #259, in December 2017.

Take your time

Nicky Case

A short story about time in a time where time is a scarce resource until it isn’t. Time well spent on this.

From Weekly Filet #255, in November 2017.

Black Mirror: White Christmas

Channel 4

A future in which people can be blocked in real life just like on social media – that’s just one of the dystopian themes in the latest episode of Black Mirror, the first one in feature length. As with the six that came before, Charlie Brooker does an excellent job in dissecting the present by extrapolating. If you knew Black Mirror, these 75 minutes are just as good as you’d have hoped for. If you’re new to Black Mirror: Welcome to this brilliantly creepy, exceptionally thought-provoking ride.

From Weekly Filet #188, in December 2014.

The Nightmare on Connected Home Street


«I wake up at four to some old-timey dubstep spewing from my pillows. The lights are flashing. My alarm clock is blasting Skrillex or Deadmau5 or something, I don’t know. You see, my house has a virus again.»

From Weekly Filet #169, in August 2014.

Haruka Murakami – Samsa in Love

The New Yorker

Franz Kafka had turned Gregor Samsa into a monstrous bug. Haruki Murakami brings him back. «He woke to discover that he had undergone a metamorphosis and become Gregor Samsa» begins his ingenious short story published this week in The New Yorker. It’s a perfect weekend read. Thinking about it, it has been a while since I’ve last recommended a fiction text. The last one was in Weekly Filet #86, called «Going For A Beer». A great read, still.

From Weekly Filet #134, in August 2014.


The New Yorker

As if right out of an episode of Black Mirror. You want to deactivate your Facebook account? Sure, ruin your life.

From Weekly Filet #117, in August 2014.

Going For A Beer

The New Yorker

It all starts with a beer or two and in the long run, we’re all dead. A beautiful, humorous short story by Robert Coover. Just the right thing to head into the weekend with a smile.

From Weekly Filet #86, in August 2014.
Thousands of curious minds trust the Weekly Filet for food for thought. Every Friday, a carefully curated set of the best links from around the web, helping you make sense of the world and yourself.

Undecided? Learn more | Peek inside