Essays

Lessons of the Line

Charles Simic and me
Dana Levin

Ucky Art

Judith Scott, Eva Hesse, and the visceral power of "texxture"
Lauren Elkin

Unfathomable Life

As a philosopher, I thought I understood risk. Then I tried to get pregnant.
Anna Hartford

Spiritualism’s Shadows

On COVID-19 and false consolation
Alicia Puglionesi

Heat Maps

Desire in the dark
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Jars with Well-Fitting Lids

Seeing loss more clearly
Catherine Lacey

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Essays

The Common Reader

Virginia Woolf in The Yale Review
Claire Messud
March 4, 2024

Jars with Well-Fitting Lids

Seeing loss more clearly
Catherine Lacey
February 14, 2024

Free All Necks

How the groundbreaking work of artist and teacher Alma Thomas inspired a generation of Black students
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
December 11, 2023
Books

Life in the Algorithm

It has reshaped culture—but how? Two new books reckon with our digital predicament
Anna Shechtman
December 11, 2023

Revisiting Dag Hammarskjöld’s Mysterious Death

One man is known to have survived the infamous crash. Why was his testimony hidden?
Susan Williams
December 11, 2023

The Night Watch

I first sought sanctuary during the Troubles. I'm still looking for it.
Darran Anderson
December 11, 2023

Why I Write

The legendary cultural critic on finding a life’s work
Greil Marcus
December 11, 2023

Ucky Art

Judith Scott, Eva Hesse, and the visceral power of "texxture"
Lauren Elkin
November 6, 2023
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Again On the Slaughter

A response to the Israel-Hamas war
Peter Cole
November 2, 2023
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Speaking Unspeakable Words

A response to the Israel-Hamas war
Feisal G. Mohamed
November 2, 2023