For Argument's Sake

In praise of high school debate
Becca Rothfeld

The Sublime Modes of Sheila Heti

The novelist as philosopher
Noreen Khawaja


Communalism in the Veld

Rethinking property in South Africa
Glen Retief

On Craft

The Art of Control

Peter Bogdanovich’s masterful restraint
Jason Guriel

Hard Wired

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

Camera Mortis

How photographs of the dead helped me mourn
Lili Hamlyn



Graphic with open door and sheer curtains by Tung Chau.

On Going Outside

What Edgar Allan Poe taught me about life post-lockdown
Emily Ogden
December 13, 2021
View from a train passing through the Republic of Buryatia, Russia.
From the Archives

From “Siberia” to Siberia

Why Russia is not like Europe's "little countries"
Vivian Gornick
December 1, 2021
Photo of Paul Monette by Robert Giard.

Paul Monette's AIDS Poetry

Turning to The Iliad to survive a great loss
Ellis Jaewon Yeo
December 1, 2021
Phillip James Brannon performing a scene from Nat Turner in Jerusalem

Revising Nat Turner

The afterlives of first drafts
Nathan Alan Davis
December 1, 2021

Discovering Hélène Bessette

The innovative fiction of a forgotten French writer
Kate Briggs
December 1, 2021
An excerpt from Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments on the cover of Village Voice.

The Power of Testimony

Why personal narrative has displaced fiction
Vivian Gornick
December 1, 2021
Windham Campbell Prizes

A note from the director of the Windham Campbell prizes

Michael Kelleher
December 1, 2021
Graphic with ring light and hand wearing teal nail polish by Tung Chau

The Screen is a Mirror

On gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
November 22, 2021
Graphic with lips and motioning hands by Tung Chau

My Queer Voice

It has outed me my whole life. Why?
Zachary Pace
November 15, 2021
The cast of A Strange Loop singing and dancing.

Becoming a Playwright

The sources of my storytelling
Michael R. Jackson
November 10, 2021