Nonfiction

Lessons of the Line

Charles Simic and me
Dana Levin

Revisiting Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the Dance

The novel that introduced a new post-Stonewall gay sensibility
Garth Greenwell

Streaming the Polycrisis

Why have TV miniseries about catastrophe become all the rage?
Adam Fales

Ucky Art

Judith Scott, Eva Hesse, and the visceral power of "texxture"
Lauren Elkin

Heat Maps

Desire in the dark
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich
Books

Gender Wars

Two scholars excavate the origins of today’s trans backlash
Paisley Currah

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Nonfiction

A cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
Books

“They Don’t Know It, but We’re Integrated”

Thomas Pynchon’s “The Secret Integration” and The Saturday Evening Post
Terry Reilly
January 1, 2019
Close-up of a dahlia

Esmeralda

A poem and a flower
Melissa Hunter Gurney
December 24, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

The Old Place

Place and technology
Anna Lewis
December 17, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Books

Bondage and Freedom

Frederick Douglass
David W. Blight
October 1, 2018
An old advertisement for Lucky Strike in which a blonde woman lights a cigarette.

Computational Propaganda

Public relations in a high-tech age
Renée DiResta
October 1, 2018
Picture of angel figure over the plains

Getting It Twisted

Jabari Asim
October 1, 2018
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Incarcerated Language

Reginald Dwayne Betts
October 1, 2018
A photograph of Leni Riefenstahl during filming, 1936.

Leni Riefenstahl

On a Nazi female filmmaker
Francine Prose
October 1, 2018
Two girls lie facing each other
Film

Life Unamplified

The small-scale satisfactions of Brett Haley’s Hearts Beat Loud
Charles Taylor
October 1, 2018
A poster with figures whose bodies include the letters C and P. El Lissitzky, Basic Calculus, 1928.

Of Martyrs and Robots

Propaganda and group identity
Megan Hyska
October 1, 2018