Essays

Last Rites and Comic Flights

A funeral in a 1984 Japanese film offers moments of slapstick amid the solemnity

by Pico Iyer | Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Believer

When nobody would touch Joyce’s manuscript, Sylvia Beach stepped in

by Keri Walsh | Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Ter Conatus

Reading Joyce in a minor key

by Donal Ryan | Thursday, June 09, 2022

Know Me Come Eat With Me

In the world of Ulysses, food turns out to be everything

by Flicka Small | Thursday, June 09, 2022

It Happened One Day in June

Why Ulysses is as vital as ever— compelling, complex, and direct

by Robert J. Seidman | Wednesday, June 01, 2022

The Bomb Next Door

Eighty years into the atomic age, U.S. nuclear power reactors have produced several million tons of radioactive waste—and we still have no idea how to dispose of it

by Thomas A. Bass | Wednesday, June 01, 2022

The Lions and the San

How could a people survive for thousands of years with so many predators in their midst?

by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas | Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Confessions of a Cyclist

Traversing New York City on two wheels can be both life-affirming and perilous

by Jonathan Liebson | Wednesday, June 01, 2022

A Ukrainian Story

Displacement is sadly nothing new for my family’s homeland

by Megan Buskey | Saturday, February 26, 2022

Paris Once Again

Recalling a return visit during the before times

by Andrew Hudgins | Saturday, February 19, 2022
Load more