Nonfiction

A Reviewer’s Life

The material constraints of writing criticism today
Christine Smallwood

Palestinian Solidarity, Then and Now

The power of encampment as a form of protest
Feisal G. Mohamed

Absolute Darkness

A curious disorientation
Lydia Davis

The Critic as Friend

The challenge of reading generously
Merve Emre

Louise Glück’s Late Style

The fabular turn in the poet’s last three books
Teju Cole

Jean Stein’s Rolodex

The legendary editor’s social genius
Benjamin Anastas

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Nonfiction

Film

Parents Just Don’t Understand—and That’s OK

All of Us Strangers charts a new direction for queer cinema
Lio Wong
February 26, 2024

Jars with Well-Fitting Lids

Seeing loss more clearly
Catherine Lacey
February 14, 2024
Books

Terrance Hayes Won't Be Pinned Down

The virtuosic poet is still finding new ways to dazzle—and thwart—his readers
Stephanie Burt
February 7, 2024

Langston Hughes's "China"

Why the previously unpublished poem is a revelation
Selina Lai-Henderson
February 1, 2024
Books

In Search of Albertine

The feminist afterlives of Proust's iconic character
Victoria Baena
January 22, 2024

Ed Ruscha's "Every Building on the Sunset Strip"

Why the artists' book is a reminder of freedom
Jim Lewis
December 18, 2023

Free All Necks

How the groundbreaking work of artist and teacher Alma Thomas inspired a generation of Black students
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
December 11, 2023
Books

Life in the Algorithm

It has reshaped culture—but how? Two new books reckon with our digital predicament
Anna Shechtman
December 11, 2023

Revisiting Dag Hammarskjöld’s Mysterious Death

One man is known to have survived the infamous crash. Why was his testimony hidden?
Susan Williams
December 11, 2023

The Night Watch

I first sought sanctuary during the Troubles. I'm still looking for it.
Darran Anderson
December 11, 2023