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
We admit that unofficial, national fill-in-the-blank days can sometimes feel contrived. (National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, anyone?) But National Hug Your Dog Day (April 10) is too good not to celebrate, especially if it means we can revisit one of our favorite essays: Chloe Shaw’s “What Is a Dog?” from our Spring 2018 issue. After losing a beloved hound named Booker—described as a “wolf meets horse meets dinosaur meets tongue”—Shaw confronts the joys and inevitable sorrows of loving a pet. “A dog is a second chance. A dog is death and life. A dog is plush red carpet and fresh warm pee.” A dog is worth celebrating, and not only on April 10.
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