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The Night Watch

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

Why I Write

The legendary cultural critic on finding a life’s work
Greil Marcus

Drama

The Emcee Inquisition, Revisited

An excerpt and annotation
Dominique Morisseau

Revisiting Dag Hammarskjöld’s Mysterious Death

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

Still Life

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Free All Necks

How the groundbreaking work of artist and teacher Alma Thomas inspired a generation of Black students
Alexis Pauline Gumbs

April 2023

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Books

Life in the Algorithm

It has reshaped culture—but how? Two new books reckon with our digital predicament.
Anna Shechtman

Darran Anderson and Sapphire Goss

A writer and an artist on the sublime potential of video art

In Medias Res

Percival Everett

Announcing The Yale Nonfiction Book Prize, co-sponsored by The Yale Review and Yale University Press.

Submissions open on January 15, 2024.

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Portfolio

From "Once Seen"

Percival Everett’s portraits

Blake was also vehemently antiwar, and the resulting print, which expresses those sentiments, is uncannily contemporary, resembling a broadside or protest poster.

Anahid Nersessian William Blake's Laocoön

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Michael Cunningham

The novelist on time, Instagram, and keeping the faith
Elliott Holt

Streaming the Polycrisis

Why have TV miniseries about catastrophe become all the rage?
Adam Fales

Ucky Art

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

Revisiting Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the Dance

The novel that introduced a new post-Stonewall gay sensibility
Garth Greenwell
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Again On the Slaughter

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

Speaking Unspeakable Words

A response to the Israel-Hamas war
Feisal G. Mohamed