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Poem of the Week

Elegy for Oneida Creek

Emma Aylor
Essays

Becoming a Playwright

How soap operas and loneliness shaped my art
Michael R. Jackson

Poem of the Week

Ringmaster

Abigail Frankfurt

Interviews

Who Killed Big Government? A Historian's Surprising Take.

A conversation about the secret history of American liberalism
Paul Sabin,
James Surowiecki
Essays

Battle Scene

Ballet, trauma, and rebirth
Ian Spencer Bell
Graphic with hands holding ballet slippers, weighing scales, and cigarettes.
Essays

The Screen is a Mirror

Gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
Graphic with ring light and hand wearing teal nail polish by Tung Chau

"Talking among strangers (who often look up, with an inquisitive smirk, when I start to speak), I blush, instinctively ashamed of this queer timbre."

Graphic with lips and motioning hands by Tung Chau

Zachary Pace, On queerness and voice

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Essays

Changing My Mind

On sources, revision, and order
Lydia Davis
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Conversations

A Failed Book Club

How does one decide when to give up and stop reading?
Elif Batuman,
Ama Codjoe
Illustrated portrait of Elif Batuman and Ama Codjoe
Essays

How Should One Read a Book?

To read a book well, one should read it as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
A painting of a woman reading at a table.
Poetry

From The Math Campers

Dan Chiasson

Poetry

The Sacred Wash

Jerrice J. Baptiste

Poetry

Widowing

Prageeta Sharma
Graphic with a shadowy background and boxes. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.
Poetry

American Cosmology

Sahar Romani
Graphic with computer monitor, paper, and tomatoes. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.
TYR Talks

James Merrill's Letters and Legacy

A conversation about the renowned poet's enduring influence
Portfolio

Terrains of the Imaginary

Finding escape in survey maps
Geoff Manaugh

Portfolio

The Cultural Construction of Identity

The knotty interrelations between text and image
Lorraine O’Grady

Portfolio

Exile and Memory

Reimagining Iran through 200-year-old portraits
Amak Mahmoodian
Portfolio

Reimagining the Battle of Algiers

An artist's vision of Gillo Pontecorvo’s film
Kate Liebman
Essays

In Pursuit of Clancy Sigal

A writer’s radical life
Todd Gitlin
Todd Gitlin speaks with with I.F. Stone at a demonstration against nuclear weapons, Washington D.C., 1962.
Essays

The Wrong Daddy

Morrissey and the cult of the wounded white male
Jeremy Atherton Lin

Essays

Race Off

The fantasy of race transformation
Namwali Serpell

Essays

The Ugly Side of Sisterhood

On envy and twinship
Jean Garnett
Essays

Now Is Pretty Creepy

On Miranda July
Min Li Chan
Collage with images from social media
Essays

My Year of Stalking Rachel

The quest to see without being seen
Becca Rothfeld
An image from Ingmar Bergman's Persona
Poetry

Diego de Montemayor

Robin Myers
Graphic with four men pointing guns to the center of the image. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.
Poem of the Week

Pale Evening Dun

Rob Schlegel
Graphic with hands and mayflies by Laura Padilla Castellanos.
Poetry

Sajdah

Sahar Romani
Graphic with outline of living room with a prayer rug and stairs on either side. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.
Fiction

Colonial Conditions

Brandon Taylor
Graphic with a window with an orange glow, cigarettes, and wine bottles
Fiction

The Glacier

Idra Novey

Fiction

Short Swoop, Long Line

Andrew Martin

Fiction

Where They Always Meet

Christos Ikonomou,
Karen Emmerich
Fiction

Subaqueous

Joyce Carol Oates
Black and white image of a cafeteria with illustration of a building and low-hanging lights superimposed.
Fiction

Breathing Exercise

Raven Leilani
Abstract ink dots