summer2015
Essays

The Examined Lie

A meditation on memory

Essays

The Examined Lie

A meditation on memory

ARTICLES

Talk of the Town

At the Concord Lyceum, Emerson tried out his lectures on his neighbors

Matters of Taste

A work of literature and a bottle of wine require similar skills of their respective

The Wandering Years

Read the travel journals of literary icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who died yesterday at 101

My Mother’s Yiddish

The music of my childhood was a language filled with endearments and rebukes, and frequent

Net Gains

Nabokov's profitable summer chasing butterflies and settling scores in the Utah mountains

Saigon Summer

A spy’s daughter remembers the haunting unreality of embassy life in South Vietnam before the

Talk of the Town

At the Concord Lyceum, Emerson tried out his lectures on his neighbors

Matters of Taste

A work of literature and a bottle of wine require similar skills of their respective

The Wandering Years

Read the travel journals of literary icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who died yesterday at 101

My Mother’s Yiddish

The music of my childhood was a language filled with endearments and rebukes, and frequent

Net Gains

Nabokov's profitable summer chasing butterflies and settling scores in the Utah mountains

Saigon Summer

A spy’s daughter remembers the haunting unreality of embassy life in South Vietnam before the

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DEPARTMENTS

editor's note

tuning up

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poetry

anniversaries

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fiction

commonplace book

book reviews

It Takes a Laboratory

Science is no longer the domain of solitary experimenters

Boldly Going No More

The space shuttle program’s unheralded demise

Eyewitness

A spy’s exploits in the heart of the Confederacy

Big Shoulders

How curiosity and cognition have driven our species forward

The Paper Chase

Years of tireless collecting led to one of the world’s great libraries

Fantastic Four

The enduring influence of a quartet of Oxford dons