To Catch a Sunset

Reflections on allergies, anxieties, and the limits of familial love

The Next New Thing

In architecture, the gulf between the traditional and the modern seems wider than ever before

Imperfecta

Her brother’s disease leads a writer to challenge how we conceive of human abnormality in the emerging era of gene editing

The Widower’s Lament
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After the death of the poet Wendy Barker, her grieving husband turns to the literature of loss

The World at the End of a Line

The grandson of one of American literature’s Lost Generation novelists reflects on his namesake’s love of the sea

The Goddess Complex

A set of revered stone deities was stolen from a temple in northwestern India; their story can tell us much about our current reckoning with antiquities trafficking

Last Rites and Comic Flights

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

The Believer

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

Ter Conatus

Reading Joyce in a minor key

Know Me Come Eat With Me

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

It Happened One Day in June

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

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

The Lions and the San

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

Confessions of a Cyclist

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

A Ukrainian Story

Displacement is sadly nothing new for my family’s homeland

Paris Once Again

Recalling a return visit during the before times

The Insidious Ethic of Conscience

Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement"

A Matter of Pride

The enduring legacy of Gentleman’s Agreement

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