Essays

Essays

For Argument's Sake

In praise of high school debate
Becca Rothfeld
The Moment

The Physician as Patient

Medicine after COVID-19
Laura Kolbe

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Camera Mortis

How photographs of the dead helped me mourn
Lili Hamlyn

Essays

My Father's Library

Can you know a man through his books?
Violaine Huisman
Essays

Under the Influence

Is it possible to be an ethical consumer?
Jennifer Stock
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A Glass Essay

Reading Anne Carson post-breakup
Sarah Chihaya

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View from a train passing through the Republic of Buryatia, Russia.
From the Archives

From “Siberia” to Siberia

Why Russia is not like Europe's "little countries"
Vivian Gornick
December 1, 2021
Photo of Paul Monette by Robert Giard.
Essays

Paul Monette's AIDS Poetry

Turning to The Iliad to survive a great loss
Ellis Jaewon Yeo
December 1, 2021
Phillip James Brannon performing a scene from Nat Turner in Jerusalem
Drama

Revising Nat Turner

The afterlives of first drafts
Nathan Alan Davis
December 1, 2021
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Discovering Hélène Bessette

The innovative fiction of a forgotten French writer
Kate Briggs
December 1, 2021
An excerpt from Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments on the cover of Village Voice.
Essays

The Power of Testimony

Why personal narrative has displaced fiction
Vivian Gornick
December 1, 2021
Graphic with ring light and hand wearing teal nail polish by Tung Chau
Essays

The Screen is a Mirror

On gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
November 22, 2021
Graphic with lips and motioning hands by Tung Chau
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My Queer Voice

It has outed me my whole life. Why?
Zachary Pace
November 15, 2021
The cast of A Strange Loop singing and dancing.
Essays

Becoming a Playwright

The sources of my storytelling
Michael R. Jackson
November 10, 2021
Graphic with hands holding ballet slippers, weighing scales, and cigarettes.
Essays

Battle Scene

Ballet, trauma, and rebirth
Ian Spencer Bell
October 18, 2021
Graphic with a hamster atop one house and a gravestone atop another.
Essays

A Small Death in the Family

What losing our pet taught me about a much greater, deeper love
Craig Morgan Teicher
October 12, 2021