Essays

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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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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
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From The Piranhas: The Boy Bosses of Naples

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