Criticism

Books

Gender Wars

Two scholars excavate the origins of today’s trans backlash
Paisley Currah
Books

Terrance Hayes Won't Be Pinned Down

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

Books

In Search of Albertine

The feminist afterlives of Proust's iconic character
Victoria Baena

Film

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

All of Us Strangers charts a new direction for queer cinema
Lio Wong
Books

Renaissance Women

A new book celebrates—and sells short—Shakespeare’s sisters
Catherine Nicholson

The Auteur of Fatherhood

How Steven Spielberg recast American masculinity
Phillip Maciak

Browse

Criticism

Mallarmé and Bataille

Richard Howard
October 1, 1982

Reading and Misreading

Jonathan Culler
October 1, 1975
Ideas

The All Play No Fun Economy

How did we end up teetering between euphoria and exhaustion?
Jessikah Díaz