Autumn 2017 Issue


Editor's Note

Monuments to What?

Robert Wilson


Responses to Our Summer 2017 Issue

Our readers

Letters From …

Israel: Occupational Hazards

Feisal G. Mohamed

Works in Progress

A Bronx Tale

Sarah Blesener

Listen Up

Celeste Headlee

Glimpses of Home

Nathalie Lagerfeld

Out of the Woods?

Noelani Kirschner

Banking on America

Daniel Schulman

Mind Games

Charlotte Salley

Tuning Up

“How Bad Is Your Pain?”

Raj Telhan

Commonplace Book

Autumn 2017

Anne Matthews

Book Essay

A Dream of a Writer

Ann Beattie

Book Reviews

Wave of Anguish

Adam Hochschild

Metropolis Rising

Brooke Kroeger

Antiquarian Dreams

Helen Hazen

Running With the Pack

Verlyn Klinkenborg

Feast of Eden

Sarah Ruden

The Doctor’s Discontents

Mark Edmundson

American Places

Up and Down

James Michalopoulos


Opioids and Paternalism

David Brown

To help end the crisis, both doctors and patients need to find a new way to think about pain

Still Wilderness

Christian Wiman

What are we feeling when we are feeling joy? And where inside us does that feeling reside?

Against Solidarity

Emily Fox Gordon

As a writer, with a writer’s chronic need for detachment, I have avoided the ideology of gender

Urban Wild

Laura Bernstein-Machlay

In slowly gentrifying Detroit, you might see a fox, or even a coyote, but where have all the stray dogs gone?

A Jane Austen Kind of Guy

William Deresiewicz

I get it that women find my affinity for their writer intrusive, but her world has much to offer men, too


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Maud Casey


At Home in Baltimore

Langdon Hammer

Four Poems

Andrew Motion

“The Last of England,” “Hawthorn,” “Surveillance,” and “Fells Point Songs”


Decommissioning Lee

Wayne Curtis

The controversial removal of a prominent New Orleans statue

The Price Isn’t Right
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Wendy Smith

Premium ticket costs mean that Broadway shows are increasingly the province of tourists with deep pockets