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Subaqueous

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

Ari Banias

Essays

Unbothered

The grace of black nonchalance
Namwali Serpell

Poetry

Rachel

Adrienne Rich
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.

"Even the sixteenth page of her Tumblr, where she had posted her mother’s confidential pancake recipe, did not reveal her. Alongside all the noise was the shimmer of insuperable silence."

An image from Ingmar Bergman's Persona

Becca Rothfeld, On the fears and joys of online stalking

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Poetry

To My Daughter

Peter Cooley

Essays

Music in the Second Person

Listening to Opus 110
Mark Mazullo

Essays

When I Lost My Father

On making art and mourning
Sheila Heti
Fine art of a woman bathing
Fiction

Birthday

What my dad told me
Jesse Ball
Photo of kitchen
Essays

The Tolstoyans

On my father's followers
Alexandra Tolstoy,
Spencer Barnes
A photograph of a tree.
TYR Talks

Sheila Heti Reads from "Les Comètes"

The author reads tales of the stars
Sheila Heti,
Leanne Shapton
Criticism

It Me

The trouble with memes
Marta Figlerowicz
Corgi jumping from floating dock into water after a tennis ball with great abandon
Essays

Computational Propaganda

Public relations in a high-tech age
Renée DiResta

Essays

Against Abdicating Power to Big Tech

We can’t rely on Big Tech to reign over online speech
Claire Bond Potter

Essays

Creativity, Poetic Language, and the Computer

What's distinctly human about writing a poem?
Marie Borroff
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Portfolio

A Forger’s Art

Adolfo Kaminsky
Art

On Andy Warhol

Art in review
Richard Deming

Portfolio

Exile and Memory

Reimagining Iran through 200-year-old portraits
Amak Mahmoodian

Art

San Francisco, 1956

A photograph and its afterlife
Jim Lewis
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Poetry

The Five Elemental Voices

James Merrill

Poetry

Developers at Crystal River

James Merrill

Poetry

Walks in Rome

James Merrill
Letters

Merrill's Last Letters

Writing to the end
James Merrill
James Merrill in a kitchen
TYR Talks

James Merrill's Letters and Legacy

A conversation about the renowned poet's enduring influence
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Poetry

Guilt

Victoria Chang
A bird skeleton
Poetry

In Those Years

Adrienne Rich
Antoine-François-Jean Claudet, “[Multiple Exposures of the Moon],” 1846-52. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.