Harold Cohen’s AARON

What a prescient work of computer art tells us about AI
Joanne McNeil

The Polycrisis

Why can’t we stop talking about nonmonogamy?
Brandy Jensen


Paul Auster

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

Life in the Algorithm

It has reshaped culture—but how? Two new books reckon with our digital predicament
Anna Shechtman
Collage with images from social media

Now Is Pretty Creepy

What Miranda July's performance art reveals about our technologically mediated lives
Min Li Chan

If all the women, all at once, said, This isn’t working for us, then maybe we would be safe enough within this patriarchy to widen the space for women over forty-five.

Miranda July Interviewed by Meghan O'Rourke

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Alice Munro

The short-story writer's prismatic final collection
Jane Mendelsohn


Vladimir Nabokov
translated by Dmitri Nabokov


Rae Armantrout

Angel Jacks

Brian Blanchfield

Gender Wars

Two scholars excavate the origins of today’s trans backlash
Paisley Currah

Jars with Well-Fitting Lids

Seeing loss more clearly
Catherine Lacey

Heat Maps

Desire in the dark
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich


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Rachel Cusk

The novelist on the “feminine non-state of non-being”
Merve Emre

In Utero and After

Catherine Barnett

Rosaura at Dawn

Daniel Saldaña París
translated by Christina MacSweeney


Kéchi Nne Nomu

Litany for a Prolonged Dream

Joyce Mansour
translated by C. Francis Fisher

The Search

Catherine Barnett

Candy Darling’s “Newspaper” Centerfold

Encountering the infamous collage of a downtown legend
Lucy Sante

Langston Hughes's "China"

Why the previously unpublished poem is a revelation
Selina Lai-Henderson

Ed Ruscha's "Every Building on the Sunset Strip"

Why the artists' book is a reminder of freedom
Jim Lewis