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

Mallarmé and Bataille

Richard Howard
October 1, 1982

Byron and Mr. Briggs

With an introduction by Edward A. Hungerford
Virginia Woolf
March 1, 1979
An abstract print by Jacob van Heemskerck.

Naming, Being, and Black Experience

Yale’s first Black professor on the presence or absence of names, their status and their scope.
Michael G. Cooke
December 1, 1977
A photograph of a tree.

The Tolstoyans

On my father's followers
Alexandra Tolstoy
and
Spencer Barnes
December 1, 1977

Reading and Misreading

Jonathan Culler
October 1, 1975
Detail of a microchip

Creativity, Poetic Language, and the Computer

What's distinctly human about writing a poem?
Marie Borroff
June 1, 1971
An old photograph of a churchyard cemetery. Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

A Journal of the Plague

The 1918 Influenza
Francis Russell
December 1, 1958
Blue stamps from WWII ration book

Note on the Home Front

I shall never forget that first winter of gasoline rationing
Eve Riehle
September 1, 1945
A photograph of a London street during WWII.

After a Visit to England

London during the Blitz
Thornton Wilder
September 1, 1941