Essays

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For Argument's Sake

In praise of high school debate
Becca Rothfeld
The Moment

The Physician as Patient

Medicine after COVID-19
Laura Kolbe

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Camera Mortis

How photographs of the dead helped me mourn
Lili Hamlyn

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My Father's Library

Can you know a man through his books?
Violaine Huisman
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Under the Influence

Is it possible to be an ethical consumer?
Jennifer Stock
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A Glass Essay

Reading Anne Carson post-breakup
Sarah Chihaya

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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
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I Harbor a Stillborn Scribe of the German Tongue in Me

On Germans and Jewishness
Peter Wortsman
May 13, 2019
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What We Leave

Stealing pants from a rockstar
Sara Schaff
April 15, 2019
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Cremation Society of Kentucky

A life in burned flesh
Raymond Abbott
April 8, 2019
Louie Bellson lighting Pearl Bailey's cigarette
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Cultural Differences

How fictional portrayals of intermarriage haven't quite caught up
Jennifer Acker
April 1, 2019
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Music in the Second Person

Listening to Opus 110
Mark Mazullo
April 1, 2019
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Myth and Anarchy

Matthew Spellberg
April 1, 2019
A photograph of Ann Petry.
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Nothing New Under the Sun

Ann Petry’s The Street and The Narrows
Emily Bernard
April 1, 2019