Jamel Brinkley

The writer on perspective and positions of power
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The Consolations of Failure

Two new books look at what failing can—and cannot—teach us
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Ordinary Allurements

Christina Sharpe’s reading lessons
Elleza Kelley


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James Baldwin in Turkey

How Istanbul changed his career—and his life
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

That is what motherhood feels like, at least to me: a slightly sinister operation, a blood pact between the past and the future.

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Ahead of Time

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The Rally

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TYR Talks

Garth Greenwell on the Ethical Limits of Teaching and Making Art

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New Directions

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Terrains of the Imaginary

Finding escape in survey maps
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Nobody Knows That You Are Gay

Imagining a queer archive
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Exile and Memory

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Is paying attention good in itself?
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Sublimation and Self-Possession

Bearing witness to life’s weirdness
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Beyond the Attention Economy

Turning to face our burning world
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The Wild, Sublime Body

Learning how to be human
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On gender transition in the Zoom era
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The polymath on his creative process
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Whose Trans Realism?

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