Nonfiction

Essays

The Power of Testimony

Why personal narrative has displaced fiction
Vivian Gornick
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Drama

Revising Nat Turner

The afterlives of first drafts
Nathan Alan Davis

Essays

Paul Monette's AIDS Poetry

Turning to The Iliad to survive a great loss
Ellis Jaewon Yeo

Essays

The Screen is a Mirror

Reflections on gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
Essays

Discovering Hélène Bessette

The innovative fiction of a forgotten French writer
Kate Briggs
Essays

Becoming a Playwright

The sources of my storytelling
Michael R. Jackson
The cast of A Strange Loop singing and dancing.

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Nonfiction

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Books

Finding Proust’s Duchess

Clear-sighted literary commentary, and a guilty-pleasure read
Hollie Harder
July 1, 2018
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Essays

Great Aunt Dorothea Mendelssohn

or, Foam on the wave
Lily Tuck
July 1, 2018
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Essays

In the Tank

George Jackson and prison as a system of terror
Tom Sleigh
July 1, 2018
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Books

On "The Mars Room"

Fiction in Review
Abigail Deutsch
July 1, 2018
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Music

On The New York Philharmonic’s 175th Anniversary

Recordings in Review
Dewey Faulkner
July 1, 2018
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Film

Springes to Catch Woodcocks

On Phantom Thread
Paul Franz
July 1, 2018
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Essays

Unliving Hands

Lyric Distance in Owen’s “Anthem for Doomed Youth”
Adam Keller
July 1, 2018
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Criticism

Wrestling with Machado

Ilan Stavans
July 1, 2018
The tombstone of Naomi Wise.
Essays

The Murder of “Omie Wise,” 1808

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
June 29, 2018
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Essays

The Colt-Adams Affair, 1841

Notes on a murder
Harold Schechter
June 25, 2018