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Essays

Common Sense

It’s time for police officers to start demanding gun laws that could end up saving

Essays

Common Sense

It’s time for police officers to start demanding gun laws that could end up saving

ARTICLES

Saving the Self in the Age of the Selfie

We must learn to humanize digital life as actively as we’ve digitized human life—here’s how

A New Heaven and a New Earth

During the Spanish Civil War, an alternative vision of society briefly flourished in Barcelona

I Will Love You in the Summertime

Between the rupture of life and the rapture of language lies a world of awe

The Remains of My Days

Fond and fading memories of a robust literary life

Meditation on a Rat

Who would have thought that this unlikely creature could help make a family whole again?

Kindly Nervous

My sweet, gentle parents had their demons, but they kept me safe

Saving the Self in the Age of the Selfie

We must learn to humanize digital life as actively as we’ve digitized human life—here’s how

A New Heaven and a New Earth

During the Spanish Civil War, an alternative vision of society briefly flourished in Barcelona

I Will Love You in the Summertime

Between the rupture of life and the rapture of language lies a world of awe

The Remains of My Days

Fond and fading memories of a robust literary life

Meditation on a Rat

Who would have thought that this unlikely creature could help make a family whole again?

Kindly Nervous

My sweet, gentle parents had their demons, but they kept me safe

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DEPARTMENTS

editor's note

tuning up

Off to See the Wizard

Finding the virtues of Homer, Plato, and Jesus in Technicolor Oz

poetry

The Fruit of the Real

On the Russian dolls nested in the poems of Maureen N. McLane

Three Poems

Mz N Nothing, Mz N Enough, Mz N Goodbye Hello, Mz N Considers the Years and Centuries

Fidelity and the Dead Singer

for Michael Donaghy

anniversaries

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fiction

Under the Lid

Amid the the terrors of Pinochet’s Chile, a scornful witch exacts her haunting revenge

commonplace book

Book essay

Inscriber’s Block

Just because you can write a book doesn’t mean you can sign one

book reviews

Lives of the Philosophers

The postwar thinkers who stripped the world of preconceptions

Taking It to the Street

What it’s like to be down and out in America

The Pursuit of Middle Heaven

Missives about sex, love, and the value of really good talk

I Think, Therefore …

How much can we really know about the mystery of ourselves?

As the Bard Turns

The international appeal of the man from Stratford-upon-Avon

The Spirit of May 35th

A tale of dissidence, exile, astrophysics, and puckish wit

Speaking in Form and Color

The extraordinary paintings of an ordinary man