Criticism

Ideas

Hard Wired

How evolutionary psychology ended up at the heart of the culture wars
Hari Kunzru
Ideas

The All Play No Fun Economy

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

Books

How to Continue

AIDS Elegies After Ashbery
Sam Huber

Books

The Sublime Modes of Sheila Heti

The novelist as philosopher
Noreen Khawaja
Books

The Tim Seibles BOOKBIOBOARDGAME

Tracing a poetic lineage
Terrance Hayes
Ideas

The All Play No Fun Economy

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

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Criticism

On Craft

The Art of Control

Peter Bogdanovich’s masterful restraint
Jason Guriel
February 21, 2022
Oprah Winfrey wears a tiara, standing with cast members of SNL
Television

Has Anyone Talked About How It Feels

Oprah Winfrey’s reign
Kathryn Lofton
September 20, 2021
Release of pink and white balloons.
Books

How to Continue

AIDS Elegies After Ashbery
Sam Huber
September 20, 2021
Collage with images from social media

Now Is Pretty Creepy

On Miranda July
Min Li Chan
September 20, 2021
Black and white portrait of Machado de Assis
Books

Machado de Assis’s Afterlives

The Brazilian novelist’s overlooked politics
Ratik Asokan
June 28, 2021
Blue and yellow illustration with two faces on either side of a hanging lamp
Books

No-No Man

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nihilist masterpiece
Roy Scranton
June 28, 2021

The Subject of Pain

On Louise Bourgeois
Madhu H. Kaza
June 28, 2021
New York Times Cover reading "US Deaths near 100,000, an incalculable loss
Books

Incalculable Loss

How writing can help make sense of grief
Christopher Spaide
May 19, 2021
Corgi jumping from floating dock into water after a tennis ball with great abandon

It Me

The trouble with memes
Marta Figlerowicz
May 19, 2021
Men in an airport lounge
Books

Olga Tokarczuk’s Radical Tenderness

Reading the Nobel winner's oeuvre
Marek Makowski
February 16, 2021