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Iris as Pupil

Before this canonical English writer published novels, she was a student of French postwar philosophy

by Robert Zaretsky | Friday, March 01, 2024

Talking Pictures

Homage to the Uncanny

Dead of Night (1945), a masterpiece of horror

by David Lehman | Thursday, February 29, 2024

Asturias Days

A Line of Kittens

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Read Me a Poem

“I Want to Write” by Margaret Walker

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Web Essays

Starving

The feelings of yearning and loss, when faced with an empty nest, can manifest in striking ways

by Laura Bernstein-Machlay | Friday, February 23, 2024

Poetry

From Cantares Mexicanos

by Edgar Garcia | Thursday, February 22, 2024

Asturias Days

Miles to Go

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Read Me a Poem

“Someone” by Dennis O’Driscoll

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Book Reviews

The Quest for Cather

When subjects play hard to get

by Anne Matthews | Thursday, February 15, 2024

Asturias Days

Valentine’s Day

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, February 14, 2024
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Gallery

It All Begins in Love

An essayist sees glimpses of her parents and the many struggles they endured in a new exhibition of southern photography

by Emily Bernard

Article

Give Us Something to Look At

Why ornament matters in architecture

by Witold Rybczynski

Article

Shooting a Dog

During a deployment in Iraq, a young soldier confronts a fundamental paradox about the masculine temperament in wartime

by Hugh Martin

Cover Story

In the Forest of the Colobus

At a Gambian nature reserve, troops of endangered monkeys—and numerous other creatures—enact a grand drama that plumbs the mysteries of life, death, and regeneration

by Dawn Starin