Poetically Speaking

A new book makes the case for bewilderment as a critical virtue
Brian Dillon

The Polycrisis

Why can’t we stop talking about nonmonogamy?
Brandy Jensen


Gender Wars

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


In Search of Albertine

The feminist afterlives of Proust's iconic character
Victoria Baena

Alice Notley’s Disobedience

The shape-shifting voice that changed American poetry
Tausif Noor

Stealing the Show

Why conservatives killed America’s federally funded theater
Charlie Tyson



Cancel Culture and Other Myths

Anti-fandom as heartbreak
Kathryn Lofton
March 27, 2023

Nothing Is a Memory

Remembering Bernadette Mayer
Daniel Poppick
March 27, 2023

The Journalist and the Photographer

Janet Malcolm’s Still Pictures
Brian Dillon
March 27, 2023

The Renegade Poetic Fortune-Telling Machine

On Joel Dias-Porter
Terrance Hayes
March 27, 2023

All at Once, the Multiverse Is Everywhere

Why today's movies, TV shows, and literature love branching timelines and many worlds
David M. de León
March 9, 2023

The Mother's Rage

Elena Ferrante and the torment of maternal love
Josh Cohen
February 28, 2023

On Anton Shammas's "Arabesques"

Revisiting the first major book in Hebrew by an Arab writer
Ratik Asokan
February 20, 2023

Wong May's Poetry of Exile

In search of a language of unbelonging
Hao Guang Tse (谢皓光)
February 6, 2023

White Noise, New and Improved

How Noah Baumbach transformed a classic satire
Christine Smallwood
January 9, 2023

On Emancipation

What Hollywood has done to a much-circulated image of American slavery
Lauren Michele Jackson
December 9, 2022