Founded and edited by former Vice magazine editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson, Apology is inspired in equal measure by the golden ages of The New Yorker and Esquire; by 1980s punk zines like Sick Teen and RE/Search; by the Encyclopedia Britannica and The People's Almanac; and by MAD magazine.
The third issue of Apology is strange and wonderful. It includes poetry by Leopoldine Core and Will Oldham; short fiction by Amie Barrodale, Tamara Faith Berger, Steven Featherstone, and Scott Bradfield; an essay on mortality and time capsules by Paul Maliszewski; a punk-rock board game and memoir by Aaron Cometbus; a deep examination of Freud’s patron and Napoleon’s grandniece, the psychoanalyst Princess Marie Bonaparte; Alexander Chee on his time working as a conflicted cater waiter for William F. Buckley; a selection of new photos by Daniel Arnold; and a massive group art portfolio featuring work by (in order of appearance) Ed Ruscha, Aurel Schmidt, Al Held, Tara Sinn, Pierre Bonnard, Roe Ethridge, Sandy Kim, Guido Reni, Nicholas Krushenick, Ryan McGinley, Gelatin & Sarah Lucas, Johnny Ryan, Jason Nocito, Jack Pierson, Michelangelo, Linder Sterling, Confetti System, K8 Hardy, Marlene McCarthy, Dan Colen, Richard Kern, Nate Walton, Jonny Negron, Paul Outerbridge Jr., CF, Bruce Nauman, Tom of Finland, Will Boone, Gahan Wilson, and more! more! more!