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My Painting of Kyiv

Will the birthplace I love still exist for my daughter?
Maria Kuznetsova
On Craft

The Art of Control

Peter Bogdanovich’s masterful restraint
Jason Guriel

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Coming to Terms

How do we find the words for our grief?
Mona Arshi

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The Century

Farewell to a building—and a time
Langdon Hammer
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Unspeakable Pain

What doctors don't hear
Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas
Illustration of three rows of chairs by Laura Padilla Castellanos
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Communalism in the Veld

Rethinking property in South Africa
Glen Retief

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Author photo
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Changing My Mind

On sources, revision, and order
Lydia Davis
January 1, 2020
A photo of the author's mother and brother in 1974
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Ghosts in My Nursery

Mourning the brother I never knew
Miranda Featherstone
January 1, 2020
A blurred photo of lights
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In Centennial

The only ones left alive
Cathy Park Hong
January 1, 2020
An old photo of baseball players
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Loss

When yearning is a pleasure
Sarah Manguso
January 1, 2020
Portrait of the author's mother
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Stereopticon

Twelve ways of looking at my mother
Emily Bernard
January 1, 2020
Portrait of J. D. McClatchy
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Still to Love

For J. D. McClatchy
Langdon Hammer
January 1, 2020
Obscured female form with words
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The Skin You’re In

On living in—and losing—a body
Molly McCully Brown
January 1, 2020
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
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Listening to the Provinces

A painter’s letters home
Shifra Sharlin
July 1, 2019
An image of an old coin.
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The Virtues and Vices of Speech

On truthfulness, deception, flattery, and more
Giovanni Gioviano Pontano,
G. W. Pigman III
July 1, 2019
A still image from film of a creature running through the woods who appears to look like Bigfoot.
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The Wild Man Within

Peter Matthiessen’s Bigfoot
Jeff Wheelwright
July 1, 2019