Essays

The Critic as Friend

The challenge of reading generously
Merve Emre

A Reviewer’s Life

The material constraints of writing criticism today
Christine Smallwood

Palestinian Solidarity, Then and Now

The power of encampment as a form of protest
Feisal G. Mohamed

Tribute

Paul Auster

Why the novelist’s brand of postmodern detective fiction still matters
Ben Libman

Critical Navel-Gazing

If criticism is in crisis, it’s not the critic’s problem
Namwali Serpell

I, Too, Am John Clare

Becoming a different kind of postcolonial writer
Amit Chaudhuri

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Essays

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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
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Reading

J. D. McClatchy
April 1, 2018
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Remembering a Memoir

An afterword to a new edition of French Lessons
Alice Kaplan
April 1, 2018
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Tolle, Lege

Gregory Pardlo
April 1, 2018
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HMS Bounty

A moment in Venice
Rachel Kushner
November 1, 2017
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The Aquarists

Life, death, and fish
Seth Lerer
November 1, 2017
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Turning the Soil

Cultivating our gardens in times of trouble
Jane Costlow
November 1, 2017
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Whistleblower, Traitor, Soldier, Queer?

The truth of Chelsea Manning
Lida Maxwell
November 1, 2017
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Journals

A Journey Across Siberia

Penetrating the Soviet Union in 1967
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
July 1, 2015