“Remember” by Christina Rossetti

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Book Reviews

Laureate of Lisbon

A new biography of one of Europe’s most overlooked modernists

by Peter LaSalle | Monday, July 26, 2021

Book Reviews

Warrior Eros

How an army of homosexual men became one of the most elite fighting forces of the ancient world

by A. E. Stallings | Saturday, July 24, 2021

Smarty Pants Podcast

Positively Sweaty

Why perspiration is the essence of life

by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, July 23, 2021

Web Essays

Working “Up North”

Drawn to the Canadian backcountry while measuring Earth’s magnetic field

by Josef Eisinger | Thursday, July 22, 2021

Asturias Days

Be Brave!

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Read Me a Poem

“We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Portrait of the Artist

Hasani Sahlehe

Sunshine and Rainbows

by Noelani Kirschner | Monday, July 19, 2021

Talking Pictures

Fedora, Trench Coat, Cigarette, and Gun

Humphrey Bogart’s legacy as an unconventional heartthrob

by David Lehman | Saturday, July 17, 2021

Smarty Pants Podcast

Skin Deep, Only Deeper

How people have used makeup to define—and defy—their roles in society

by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, July 16, 2021
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“My delight in the beauty of the world now coexists with grief at its destruction. These emotions are like cellmates who cannot get along.”—William deBuys

Plus: Lucy Jones on rewilding our minds, Andrew Levy on the failure of commemorating 9/11, Sandra M. Gilbert on unruly women poets of the 1950s, and more

Letter From

Naples: Living in Limbo

People in Cicciano were accustomed to gathering in the town square, strolling the streets, visiting one another for a cup of coffee.

by Giusi De Luca


Orange You Glad

What's it really like to be someone else?

by Clellan Coe

Tuning Up


The neutering of the Spanish tongue

by Richard Rodriguez


The Inheritance of Nations

To what extent does a work of art belong to the people of the world?

by Hannah Barbosa Cesnik

Works in Progress

Fashion Forward

Five questions about the future of what we wear

by Aditi Mayer
The Word—and Weird—of God cover

The Word—and Weird—of God

By Jayne Ross

An excerpt from A Most Peculiar Book: The Inherent Strangeness of the Bible by Kristen Swenson
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