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

Browse

Nonfiction

A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

The Aquarists

Life, death, and fish
Seth Lerer
November 1, 2017
Exterior view of Metropolitan Opera
Music

The Metropolitan Opera’s Fiftieth Anniversary

Recordings in review
Dewey Faulkner
November 1, 2017
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Turning the Soil

Cultivating our gardens in times of trouble
Jane Costlow
November 1, 2017
A weathered poster of Chelsea Manning

Whistleblower, Traitor, Soldier, Queer?

The truth of Chelsea Manning
Lida Maxwell
November 1, 2017
A photograph of a train station in Russia at night.
Journals

A Journey Across Siberia

Penetrating the Soviet Union in 1967
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
July 1, 2015

My Old Printer

Anne Fadiman
March 12, 2011

The Republic of Letters

Edith Wharton at the Start of Her Career
Hermione Lee
April 1, 2007

Charles Simic

Stephen Yenser
April 1, 2002

Secret Maps

Holly Wright's Photographs of Hands
Charles Simic
October 1, 1996
Black and white photo of light coming through windows in the apse of San Vitale in Ravenna with mosaics. Courtesy N.P. Sullo.

Days of 1952

On the rapture of experiencing art in solitude
James Merrill
April 1, 1992