Tiger’s Eye Mala

The prayer beads that saw me through a feverish midlife crisis
Lauren Groff

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

Yellow Band

A diagnosis alters a writer's relationship to his work
Steve Edwards

Emily Ogden and Dana Spiotta

Reckoning with middle age and complicity
Emily Ogden
Dana Spiotta

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Why the previously unpublished poem is a revelation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