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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.
The Moment

Strangers in Our Own Homes

The pandemic’s xenophobic discourse
Divya Victor

Fiction

Here I Will Have Been

Matthew Jeffrey Vegari

Television

Has Anyone Talked About How It Feels

Oprah Winfrey’s reign
Kathryn Lofton
Poetry

Park Street

Cindy Juyoung Ok
Graphic with three windows and a shadow crouched over in each. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.
Poetry

As When Waking

Daniel Schonning
Blue pattern with a dark blue circle at center. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

"After all, very few intimacies bring us only light and joy—in fact, most tend to activate our biggest unresolved traumas. We are humans with unhealed wounds, and we often seek others who have unhealed wounds that reflect or animate our own."

Photos of Maggie Nelson and Simone White

Maggie Nelson, On sexual agency and the meaning of care

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Poetry

Triptych Number 2: Carlos Enríquez

Orlando Ricardo Menes
Painting of wild horses running on a multi-colored landscape.

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Poetry

Diego de Montemayor

Robin Myers
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Poetry

When No One Else Watches

Sahar Romani
Graphic with image of sink and cutlery. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.
Portfolio

Reimagining the Battle of Algiers

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

Widowing

Prageeta Sharma

Poem of the Week

Detour Around a Garden

Suphil Lee Park

Poetry

The Long Run

Linda Gregerson
Poetry

The Lonely Humans

Jennifer Chang
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Conversations

Discipline and Abolish

Writing, power, and mass incarceration
Rachel Kushner,
Caleb Smith
Portraits of Caleb Smith and Rachel Kushner
Poetry

Fullness and Hunger

Natasha Rao

Fiction

The Glacier

Idra Novey

Poetry

The Arrow Creek Fire

D. Nurkse
Essays

What Space is For

The forking paths of memory and return
Mairead Small Staid
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Books

No-No Man

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nihilist masterpiece
Roy Scranton
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Art

San Francisco, 1956

A photograph and its afterlife
Jim Lewis

Essays

Everything Bright Is Something Burned

How to mourn a planet
Erica Berry

Books

Furious Permissions

For Susan Sontag, style was nourishment
Brian Dillon
Books

Metafiction and #MeToo

A new way to write trauma
Maggie Doherty
Painting of an abstract storm
Essays

The Heart of Fiction

Storytelling, experience, and truth
Hernan Diaz
Graphic with book pages and blue designs of windows and cats
Books

The Dolphin Letters

Revisiting Robert Lowell’s infamous book
Dan Chiasson
Photo of Robert Lowell