Nonfiction

Essays

Now Is Pretty Creepy

On Miranda July
Min Li Chan
Collage with images from social media
Books

AIDS Elegies After Ashbery

Sam Huber

Essays

The Brink of Destruction

Revisiting John Ashbery’s “Soonest Mended”
Edward Hirsch

Essays

In Pursuit of Clancy Sigal

A writer’s radical life
Todd Gitlin
The Moment

Strangers in Our Own Homes

The pandemic’s xenophobic discourse
Divya Victor
Graphic with alternating black and purple, and hands opening to a white space
Television

Has Anyone Talked About How It Feels

Oprah Winfrey’s reign
Kathryn Lofton
Oprah Winfrey wears a tiara, standing with cast members of SNL

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Nonfiction

Riot
Essays

In the Riot Grrrl Archive

Punk and the limits of individualism
Rachel Greenwald Smith
July 19, 2021
Lighthouse stairs
Essays

Lullaby

On motherhood and the pain of holding
Chloe Garcia Roberts
July 12, 2021
Black and white still showing Giulietta Masina smiling with a black tear at the corner of her eye
Essays

How to Come Back to Life

On reaching middle age and carrying on
Emily Ogden
June 28, 2021
Series of stills of author doing a poetry reading.
Essays

I Killed, I Died

Banter, self-destruction, and the poetry reading
Douglas Kearney
June 28, 2021
Black and white portrait of Machado de Assis
Books

Machado de Assis’s Afterlives

The Brazilian novelist’s overlooked politics
Ratik Asokan
June 28, 2021
Blue and yellow illustration with two faces on either side of a hanging lamp
Books

No-No Man

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nihilist masterpiece
Roy Scranton
June 28, 2021
Portfolio

Terrains of the Imaginary

Finding escape in survey maps
Geoff Manaugh
June 28, 2021
Graphic with book pages and blue designs of windows and cats
Essays

The Heart of Fiction

Storytelling, experience, and truth
Hernan Diaz
June 28, 2021
Essays

The Subject of Pain

On Louise Bourgeois
Madhu H. Kaza
June 28, 2021
Interior view of library.
Essays

What Space is For

The forking paths of memory and return
Mairead Small Staid
June 28, 2021