The False Confession

by David Lehman | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Portrait of the Artist

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Seeing Sound Waves

by Noelani Kirschner | Monday, October 15, 2018

Read Me a Poem

“The Second Coming” by W. B. Yeats

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Friday, October 12, 2018

Asturias Days


by Clellan Coe | Friday, October 12, 2018

Smarty Pants Podcast

Black Birds of the Tower

There’s evermore to ravens than you think

by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, October 12, 2018


March Madness

Why I Can’t Stand Little Women’s Jo March

by Katie Daniels | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Next Line, Please

“For Years You’ve Kept Me Hanging …”

by David Lehman | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Asturias Days


by Clellan Coe | Friday, October 05, 2018

Read Me a Poem

“Not Waving but Drowning” by Stevie Smith

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Friday, October 05, 2018

Smarty Pants Podcast

Something Witchy This Way Comes

The social forces at work behind history’s favorite scapegoat

by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, October 05, 2018
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Current Issue

“Internet ventures have become such behemoths that the immunity they received two decades ago may no longer make sense.”—Lincoln Caplan

Plus: Laura Bernstein-Machlay sends her daughter off to college, David Gessner tests the boundaries of writing about race, and Ralph Lombreglia writes a story about drummers

Book Essay

Bringing In the Horse 

Virgil’s account of the sacking of Troy has similarities to the political situation of our day

by Mary Lefkowitz

Works in Progress

A Stinging Decline

Four questions about the future of bees

by Thor Hanson


Present Tense

Even in this interminable drugstore line, my daughter’s last summer before college is slipping by far too quickly

by Laura Bernstein-Machlay


My Family’s Siberian Exile

A writer pieces together the forgotten history of life in Stalin’s special settlements

by Megan Buskey

Letter From

Burma: The Lady and the Monk 

by William Lychack

Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times


A video teaser for Alan Walker’s new biography
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