To help end the crisis, both doctors and patients need to find a new way to think about pain
What are we feeling when we are feeling joy? And where inside us does that feeling reside?
As a writer, with a writer’s chronic need for detachment, I have avoided the ideology of gender
In slowly gentrifying Detroit, you might see a fox, or even a coyote, but where have all the stray dogs gone?
I get it that women find my affinity for their writer intrusive, but her world has much to offer men, too
“Could we have been better parents?” At 87, Cornell emeritus professor James McConkey reflects on the inadvertent ways that parents—especially fathers—shape their children. “Most parents don’t want their children to suffer the kind of grief inflicted on them by their own parents,” he says in this essay from our Spring 2008 issue. “By saving them from that, though, they may inflict upon their children difficulties of another kind.” As the father to three sons, McConkey is acutely aware of how his relationship with his own father informed his relationship with his children. His essay “What Kind of Father Am I?” is a meditation on aging, parenthood, and the bond between fathers and sons.
Peter Taylor’s stories reveal an artist immersed in the quotidian who rose to the complexities of the heart and psyche
Could disobedience have saved a group of Japanese students?
How the Big Apple took its place among the world’s great cities
Sometimes it’s okay to judge history by its cover
On one of the most successful ecological experiments of all time
A look at humanity’s most famous star-crossed couple
A harshly critical new biography of the father of psychotherapy