A Reviewer’s Life

The material constraints of writing criticism today
Christine Smallwood

Palestinian Solidarity, Then and Now

The power of encampment as a form of protest
Feisal G. Mohamed

Absolute Darkness

A curious disorientation
Lydia Davis

The Critic as Friend

The challenge of reading generously
Merve Emre

Louise Glück’s Late Style

The fabular turn in the poet’s last three books
Teju Cole

Jean Stein’s Rolodex

The legendary editor’s social genius
Benjamin Anastas




Copying & Lying

From For Now
Eileen Myles
April 1, 2020
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Is This Tyranny?

How losing the right to vote changed my understanding of America
Feisal G. Mohamed
April 1, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.

Cannon Fodder

A doctor on the front lines
Laura Kolbe
March 27, 2020
An old document discussing impeachement

Do They Dare to Impeach?

What history tells us about the case against Trump
Feisal G. Mohamed
January 23, 2020
Fine art of a woman bathing

A Common Seagull

On making art and mourning
Sheila Heti
January 1, 2020
A man and woman talking on a sofa

Art: Consuelo Kanaga

Eugenia Bell
January 1, 2020
Abstract automaton

Broken Doll

A daughter’s suicide in another country
Carlos Manuel Álvarez
Rahul Bery
January 1, 2020
Author photo

Changing My Mind

On sources, revision, and order
Lydia Davis
January 1, 2020
Susan Sontag, New York, February 2, 1978. Photograph by Richard Avedon. ©The Richard Avedon Foundation.

Furious Permissions

For Susan Sontag, style was nourishment
Brian Dillon
January 1, 2020
A photo of the author's mother and brother in 1974

Ghosts in My Nursery

Mourning the brother I never knew
Miranda Featherstone
January 1, 2020