Nonfiction

Essays

The Ghost of Henry Dumas

Since his mysterious death, the poet's spirit has haunted my family
Treasure Shields Redmond
Books

The Sublime Modes of Sheila Heti

The novelist as philosopher
Noreen Khawaja

Essays

Communalism in the Veld

Rethinking property in South Africa
Glen Retief

On Craft

The Art of Control

Peter Bogdanovich’s masterful restraint
Jason Guriel
Ideas

Hard Wired

How evolutionary psychology ended up at the heart of the culture wars
Hari Kunzru
Essays

Camera Mortis

How photographs of the dead helped me mourn
Lili Hamlyn

Browse

Nonfiction

A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

The Colt-Adams Affair, 1841

Notes on a murder
Harold Schechter
June 25, 2018
A detail of a screaming face
Essays

Sensitivity/Enlightenment

A distinction
Feisal G. Mohamed
June 5, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

The Trunk Murders, 1931

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
May 27, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

Religion/Fundamentalism

A distinction
Feisal G. Mohamed
May 21, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

The Kidnapping of Little Charley Ross, 1874

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
May 14, 2018
Flemish painting of people paying taxes
Essays

Deep Politics / Shallow Politics

Feisal G. Mohamed
May 10, 2018
A typewriter. https://www.flickr.com/photos/22017189@N00/2621358221
Essays

100 Things About Writing a Novel

What to do—and when to do it
Alexander Chee
April 1, 2018
The cover of the book Feeling Jewish by Devorah Baum.
Books

A Problem Shared

A review of Devorah Baum's Feeling Jewish
Leah Mirakhor
April 1, 2018
Scene from movie, The Post. Meryl Streep looks at Tom Hanks.
Film

Her Guy Bradlee

A review of Steven Spielberg's The Post
Charles Taylor
April 1, 2018
A still of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts in "The Andy Griffith Show."

Mayberry, USA

Visiting the inspiration for this quintessential American town.
Yunte Huang
April 1, 2018