Nonfiction

Essays

Becoming a Playwright

How soap operas and loneliness shaped my art
Michael R. Jackson
The cast of A Strange Loop singing and dancing.
Essays

Race Off

The fantasy of race transformation
Namwali Serpell

Essays

Battle Scene

Ballet, trauma, and rebirth
Ian Spencer Bell

Essays

A Small Death in the Family

What losing our pet taught me about a much greater, deeper love
Craig Morgan Teicher
Essays

The Screen is a Mirror

Gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
Graphic with ring light and hand wearing teal nail polish by Tung Chau
Essays

My Queer Voice

It has outed me my whole life. Why?
Zachary Pace
Graphic with lips and motioning hands by Tung Chau

Browse

Nonfiction

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Essays

Reading

J. D. McClatchy
April 1, 2018
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Remembering a Memoir

An afterword to a new edition of French Lessons
Alice Kaplan
April 1, 2018
The writer Thomas Pierce and the cover of his book The Afterlives.
Criticism

The Afterlives

A review of Thomas Pierce's first novel.
David Galef
April 1, 2018
Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Miller Oberman
Criticism

The Poetry of Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Miller Oberman

Their shared preoccupation with the body
Danielle Chapman
April 1, 2018
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Essays

Tolle, Lege

Gregory Pardlo
April 1, 2018
pastoral scene with sheep
Criticism

Ashbery’s Pastoral Art

Echoes of an older age
Giulio J. Pertile
November 1, 2017
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Essays

HMS Bounty

A moment in Venice
Rachel Kushner
November 1, 2017
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Books

On Claire Messud

Fiction in review
Marta Figlerowicz
November 1, 2017
Detail from cover of Bidart's book; classical statue of Perseus holding Medusa's head.
Books

On Frank Bidart

Poetry in review
Christopher Spaide
November 1, 2017
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Essays

The Aquarists

Life, death, and fish
Seth Lerer
November 1, 2017