Essays

Essays

In Pursuit of Clancy Sigal

A writer’s radical life
Todd Gitlin
Todd Gitlin speaks with with I.F. Stone at a demonstration against nuclear weapons, Washington D.C., 1962.
The Moment

Strangers in Our Own Homes

The pandemic’s xenophobic discourse
Divya Victor

Books

How to Continue

The poetry of HIV/AIDS four decades on
Sam Huber

Essays

Suicide in Fiction, Reconsidered

Why we need stories about living after a suicide attempt
Morgan Thomas
Essays

Now Is Pretty Creepy

On Miranda July
Min Li Chan
Collage with images from social media
Essays

The Brink of Destruction

Revisiting John Ashbery’s “Soonest Mended”
Edward Hirsch
Two cartoon characters superimposed onto painting of a storm.

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A photograph of a London street during WWII.
Essays

After a Visit to England

London during the Blitz
Thornton Wilder
September 1, 1941
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
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Thirty Clocks Strike the Hour

Vita Sackville-West
September 1, 1929
A painting of a woman reading at a table.
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How Should One Read a Book?

To read a book well, one should read it as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
September 1, 1926