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

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Nonfiction

Harold Cohen’s AARON

What a prescient work of computer art tells us about AI
Joanne McNeil
May 20, 2024
Tribute

Paul Auster

Why the novelist’s brand of postmodern detective fiction still matters
Ben Libman
May 7, 2024

Yellow Band

A diagnosis alters a writer's relationship to his work
Steve Edwards
April 29, 2024
Books

The Polycrisis

Why can’t we stop talking about nonmonogamy?
Brandy Jensen
April 24, 2024

Omega Constellation

Unwinding what I lost
Alexander Chee
April 10, 2024

When Metaphor Gets Literal

What my mother’s coma taught me about reading poems
Jennifer Grotz
April 3, 2024

Antique Medical Slides

Specimens of my past and future self
Leslie Jamison
March 20, 2024

Candy Darling’s “Newspaper” Centerfold

Encountering the infamous collage of a downtown legend
Lucy Sante
March 18, 2024

The Story Wars

The conflict between Red and Blue America is a clash of national mythologies
Richard Slotkin
March 11, 2024
Books

Gender Wars

Two scholars excavate the origins of today’s trans backlash
Paisley Currah
March 4, 2024