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A critic tracks herself
Margo Jefferson

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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

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A painting of a woman reading at a table.

How Should One Read a Book?

Read as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
September 1, 1926