Private prison companies treat immigrant detainees like convicted criminals—and reap huge profits from the people they hold
by Keramet Reiter
Remembering Mabel Mercer, whose voice was intimate and wise
Shouldn’t literature enchant, surprise, and teach us? And to make this happen, shouldn’t we be the most expert readers we can be?
A new look at the island empire’s prize possession
A scholar of early Christianity on how her work informed her life
B. D. McClay
A Soviet émigré’s never-ending battle to be understood
Gary Saul Morson
Can age-old philosophy lead the way to happiness?
A German-born composer and his English oratorios
Known for rendering others, a writer turns his attention inward