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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
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Oprah Winfrey’s reign
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My Mother and The Exorcist

How horror reconciled me to loss
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The absence of meaning is a kind of meaning, isn't it?

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In praise of the return to the surface
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Notes on Affirmation

SFFA v. Harvard and the quest for acceptance
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Ordinary Allurements

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The Rally

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Emily Bernard on Pursuing Your Truth as a Writer

An excerpt from The Yale Review's Spring Festival
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New Directions

David Korty’s next chapter

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

Reimagining Iran through 200-year-old portraits
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