Essays

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Becoming a Playwright

How soap operas and loneliness shaped my art
Michael R. Jackson
The cast of A Strange Loop singing and dancing.
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Battle Scene

Ballet, trauma, and rebirth
Ian Spencer Bell

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A Small Death in the Family

What losing our pet taught me about a much greater, deeper love
Craig Morgan Teicher

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Suicide in Fiction, Reconsidered

Why we need stories about living after a suicide attempt
Morgan Thomas
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My Queer Voice

It has outed me my whole life. Why?
Zachary Pace
Graphic with lips and motioning hands by Tung Chau
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The Screen is a Mirror

Gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
Graphic with ring light and hand wearing teal nail polish by Tung Chau

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The Colt-Adams Affair, 1841

Notes on a murder
Harold Schechter
June 25, 2018
A detail of a screaming face
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Sensitivity/Enlightenment

A distinction
Feisal G. Mohamed
June 5, 2018
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The Trunk Murders, 1931

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
May 27, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
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Religion/Fundamentalism

A distinction
Feisal G. Mohamed
May 21, 2018
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The Kidnapping of Little Charley Ross, 1874

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
May 14, 2018
Flemish painting of people paying taxes
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Deep Politics / Shallow Politics

Feisal G. Mohamed
May 10, 2018
A typewriter. https://www.flickr.com/photos/22017189@N00/2621358221
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100 Things About Writing a Novel

What to do—and when to do it
Alexander Chee
April 1, 2018
A still of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts in "The Andy Griffith Show."

Mayberry, USA

Visiting the inspiration for this quintessential American town.
Yunte Huang
April 1, 2018
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My Fountain Pen

J. D. McClatchy
April 1, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
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Reading

J. D. McClatchy
April 1, 2018