Saturday, October 01, 2016

The Daily Scholar

Full Disclosure Fridays

The New York literary life

On the Death of Friendship

Nothing lasts forever

Phillip Lopate

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Northern Lights Thursdays

Playing at Survival

Learning to forage, 4,000 miles from here

Miranda Weiss

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View from Rue Saint-Georges Wednesdays

Traffic Stop

Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Next Line, Please Tuesdays

A Job of Work

David Lehman

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Teaching Lessons Mondays

Normal Miracles

Brandon Lingle

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Current Issue

Cover Story

The Virtue of an Educated Voter

The Founders believed that a well-informed electorate preserves our fragile democracy and benefits American society as a whole

Alan Taylor

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Works in Progress

GIF Books

Elyse Graham

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Tuning Up

The Thing About Books

Why downsizing to a mere 650 boxes of them makes good sense

Jethro K. Lieberman

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Letter From

East Timor: Mountain of Memory

Long ago, the country was home to lush rainforests, but during successive foreign occupations, loggers stripped away much of its tree canopy

Karen Coates

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Book Reviews

A Rare Intelligence

How a spy novelist’s travels reinvigorated his work

Bruce Falconer

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

How to Read Dante in the 21st Century

By Joseph Luzzi

Breaking the code of “The Divine Comedy” with patient reverence


The Wonder of Wuthering Heights

By Stephanie Bastek

An interview with Alison Case, author of the novel Nelly Dean


The Trouble at Yale

By Paula Marantz Cohen

Why an intellectual space requires a safe space


How to Have an Election

By Jill McCorkle

First thing you do is lock the candidates in a room


The Case for Motherhood

By Jean Kim

What does it mean when you don’t want your own child?


Do Female Lives Matter?

By Judith Hooper

Uncovering forgotten history through fiction


Right Does Not Make It Right

By Amitai Etzioni

How we keep free speech from becoming hate speech


The Naples Quartet

By Wendy Smith

The novels of Elena Ferrante


Dreiser’s Strivers

By Peter Baida

Putting Sister Carrie to work


Resisting Atticus’s Allure

By Stephen Goodwin

Reconsidering the legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird


The Writer Who Taught

By John S. Rosenberg

Remembering William Zinsser


Remembering Robert Stone

By Stephen Goodwin

The novelist possessed his characters, and was possessed by them