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Traffic in smog
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Driving Us to Despair

Soul-killing and racist, the American commute is deeply wrong
Jess Row
April 1, 2020
Cityscape
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Copying & Lying

From For Now
Eileen Myles
April 1, 2020
An old photograph of a churchyard cemetery. Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
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A Journal of the Plague

The 1918 Influenza
Francis Russell
December 1, 1958
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
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Thirty Clocks Strike the Hour

Vita Sackville-West
September 1, 1929
Fine art of a woman bathing
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When I Lost My Father

On making art and mourning
Sheila Heti
January 1, 2020
An old document discussing impeachement

Do They Dare to Impeach?

What history tells us about the case against Trump
Feisal G. Mohamed
January 23, 2020
Portrait of the author's mother
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Stereopticon

Twelve ways of looking at my mother
Emily Bernard
January 1, 2020
A photo of the author's mother and brother in 1974
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Ghosts in My Nursery

Mourning the brother I never knew
Miranda Featherstone
January 1, 2020
Author photo
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Changing My Mind

On sources, revision, and order
Lydia Davis
January 1, 2020
Abstract automaton
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Broken Doll

A daughter’s suicide in another country
Carlos Manuel Álvarez,
Rahul Bery
January 1, 2020