Essays

Case Studies

A critic tracks herself
Margo Jefferson

Theater of Shame

The rise of online humiliation
Charlie Tyson

Tender Light

The bond between photography and narrative
Emmanuel Iduma

Remembering Benares

The city that inspired The Romantics
Pankaj Mishra

The Rest of the Story

Remembering childhood
Carolyn Forché

The Path to "River See"

How improvisation and ancestry shape a playwright's work
Sharon Bridgforth

Browse

Essays

Invisible Bridges

On Ukraine, Russia, and friendships
Marci Shore
September 1, 2022

Spiritualism’s Shadows

On COVID-19 and false consolation
Alicia Puglionesi
September 1, 2022

The Politics of Anger

Putin and the psychology of rage
Josh Cohen
September 1, 2022

Theater of Shame

The rise of online humiliation
Charlie Tyson
September 1, 2022
PenErik, Doublement, 2014, via Creative Commons

We Are Our Choices

The consequences of being severed from your True Self
Nuar Alsadir
July 25, 2022

The Feminism of Elizabeth Hardwick

What happens when care becomes work?
Apoorva Tadepalli
July 18, 2022

Akron State of Mind

Did I betray my friends by moving to the suburbs?
William Evans
July 11, 2022

The Ghost of Henry Dumas

Since his mysterious death, the poet's spirit has haunted my family
Treasure Shields Redmond
July 11, 2022

The Abortion Stories We Tell

Do we need to be more radically honest?
Maggie Doherty
June 24, 2022

A Glass Essay

Reading Anne Carson post-breakup
Sarah Chihaya
June 1, 2022