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

Person moves out of view in a dark area.
Essays

Picturing Catastrophe

The visual politics of racial reckoning
Rizvana Bradley
May 25, 2021
Jean Valentine at her desk
Essays

And Finally I'll Say Goodbye

Remembering my mother, Jean Valentine
Rebecca Chace
May 19, 2021
A group of people stand in various postures before a wall
Portfolio

Exile and Memory

Reimagining Iran through 200-year-old portraits
Amak Mahmoodian
May 19, 2021
New York Times Cover reading "US Deaths near 100,000, an incalculable loss
Books

Incalculable Loss

How writing can help make sense of grief
Christopher Spaide
May 19, 2021
Corgi jumping from floating dock into water after a tennis ball with great abandon
Criticism

It Me

The trouble with memes
Marta Figlerowicz
May 19, 2021
James Merrill in a kitchen
Letters

Merrill's Last Letters

Writing to the end
James Merrill
May 19, 2021
A stack of books
The Moment

On Rereading

Remaking the world
Victor Brombert
May 19, 2021
An image from Ingmar Bergman's Persona
Essays

My Year of Stalking Rachel

The quest to see without being seen
Becca Rothfeld
May 19, 2021
The Smiths vinyl among records on a shelf
Essays

The Wrong Daddy

Morrissey and the cult of the wounded white male
Jeremy Atherton Lin
May 19, 2021
The author with her sister in childhood.
Essays

The Ugly Side of Sisterhood

On envy and twinship
Jean Garnett
May 19, 2021