Essays

Case Studies

A critic tracks herself
Margo Jefferson

Theater of Shame

The rise of online humiliation
Charlie Tyson

Tender Light

The bond between photography and narrative
Emmanuel Iduma

Remembering Benares

The city that inspired The Romantics
Pankaj Mishra

The Rest of the Story

Remembering childhood
Carolyn Forché

The Path to "River See"

How improvisation and ancestry shape a playwright's work
Sharon Bridgforth

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Essays

Tribute

Charles Simic

Remembering a great poet and friend
Meghan O’Rourke
January 13, 2023

Eliot Among the Ruins

The Waste Land remains prophetic, but what did it foretell?
Langdon Hammer
December 12, 2022

A Faceless Compass

Johannesburg’s haunted streets
Ivan Vladislavić
December 6, 2022

Bottle Torches

A fantasia on Nari Ward
Ishion Hutchinson
December 6, 2022

Case Studies

A critic tracks herself
Margo Jefferson
December 6, 2022

Reclaiming Tituba

The real story behind Arthur Miller's character
Winsome Pinnock
December 6, 2022

Remembering Benares

The city that inspired The Romantics
Pankaj Mishra
December 6, 2022

Tender Light

The bond between photography and narrative
Emmanuel Iduma
December 6, 2022

The Path to "River See"

How improvisation and ancestry shape a playwright's work
Sharon Bridgforth
December 6, 2022

The Rest of the Story

Remembering childhood
Carolyn Forché
December 6, 2022