Essays

Essays

Discovering Hélène Bessette

The innovative fiction of a forgotten French writer
Kate Briggs
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Becoming a Playwright

The sources of my storytelling
Michael R. Jackson

Essays

Paul Monette's AIDS Poetry

Turning to The Iliad to survive a great loss
Ellis Jaewon Yeo

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The Screen is a Mirror

Reflections on gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
Drama

Revising Nat Turner

The afterlives of first drafts
Nathan Alan Davis
Phillip James Brannon performing a scene from Nat Turner in Jerusalem
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The Power of Testimony

Why personal narrative has displaced fiction
Vivian Gornick
An excerpt from Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments on the cover of Village Voice.

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The Old Place

Place and technology
Anna Lewis
December 17, 2018
An old advertisement for Lucky Strike in which a blonde woman lights a cigarette.
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Computational Propaganda

Public relations in a high-tech age
Renée DiResta
October 1, 2018
Picture of angel figure over the plains
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Getting It Twisted

Jabari Asim
October 1, 2018
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Incarcerated Language

Reginald Dwayne Betts
October 1, 2018
A photograph of Leni Riefenstahl during filming, 1936.
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Leni Riefenstahl

On a Nazi female filmmaker
Francine Prose
October 1, 2018
A poster with figures whose bodies include the letters C and P. El Lissitzky, Basic Calculus, 1928.
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Of Martyrs and Robots

Propaganda and group identity
Megan Hyska
October 1, 2018
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The Misinformation Age

Weaponizing Reputation
Cailin O’Connor,
James Owen Weatherall
October 1, 2018
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Walk Past the Vines, Past the Orchards

When friends talk about art
Meltem Gürle
September 24, 2018
A photo of the author and her brother, with other children
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The Good Brother

On siblings
Mary Barnett
September 12, 2018
Fish nets hanging on a wall
Essays

From The Piranhas: The Boy Bosses of Naples

An excerpt from the Italian
Roberto Saviano,
Antony Shugaar
August 29, 2018