Summer 2015 Issue

Departments

Editor's Note

Departures

Robert Wilson

Letters

Responses to Our Spring 2015 Issue

Our readers

Letters From …

Letter from Myanmar: A Glimmer of Hope

Ingrid McDonald

Works in Progress

Pungent Metaphors

Chloe Taft

You’d Look Great in This Model

Vicki Valosik

The Case of the Widening Gap

Adam Benforado

Darwin’s Voyage Continues

Emily Ochoa

Assembly Required (Tools Included)

Sara Goudarzi

Ahead of the Curve?

Stephanie Bastek

One Chaser’s Quest

Jennifer Henderson

Commonplace Book

Summer 2015

Anne Matthews

Book Reviews

It Takes a Laboratory

Sam Kean

Boldly Going No More

Nathalie Lagerfeld

Eyewitness

S. C. Gwynne

Big Shoulders

Louise Fabiani

The Paper Chase

Werner Gundersheimer

Fantastic Four

Jan Morris

Back Talk

Coming Up Trumps

Ralph Keyes

Articles

The Examined Lie

James McWilliams

A meditation on memory


Talk of the Town

Robert A. Gross

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


Matters of Taste

Paul Lukacs

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


The Wandering Years

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The travel journals of a literary icon making his way in the world


My Mother’s Yiddish

Phyllis Rose

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


Net Gains

Robert Roper

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


Saigon Summer

Sarah Mansfield Taber

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


Fiction

N Judah

Robert Cohen


A Diptych Translated from Scratch
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Mark Budman


Poetry

The Foundling Tokens
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Robert Pinsky


Three Données
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Ange Mlinko


Arts

Southern Exposure

Andy Grundberg

Inspired by the structures and landscapes of rural Alabama, photographer William Christenberry has spun a narrative that is long, rich, and universal


Cold Truths

Wendy Smith

The Iceman Cometh and the destructiveness of dreams


Strong but Quiet

Ingrid D. Rowland

The achievement of Andrea del Sarto