The writer reflects on love and disease after losing his partner.
South Carolina: The Border Control StateBy Todd Miller
After eighteen years in South Carolina, the first state with its own border patrol unit, a woman makes the decision to “self-deport.”
The Writer and the RebellionBy Matthew Davis
“The last chapter is the most difficult to finish in a revolution, as in a novel,” writes Khaled Khalifa from war-torn Syria.
On the Road to IslamabadBy Heraldo Muñoz
Investigating the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the UN lead commissioner recalls the surveillance and corruption that obstructed his team’s search for answers.
Exit StrategyBy China Miéville
In the occupied West Bank, “Undesirable life is ended, and unauthorized death is banned.”
All The Selves We Have BeenBy Lynne Segal
Writing against the cultural aversion to aging and the aged, the feminist scholar explores our impulse to stop time.
Guernica Films: Measure of a LifeBy Madiha Tahir and Messiah Rhodes
Face-to-face with survivors of one of the most infamous drone strikes in Pakistan.
Lingua FrancaBy Mika Taylor
How can you gauge recovery if you don’t allow the recovered to live? To travel? To risk?
White GirlsBy Hilton Als
I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black men; rather, we’re a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: with something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love.
Enduring ExileBy Alia Malek
A family’s journey from Armenia to Syria and back again.
Krazy KomicBy Anna Clark
One hundred years later, why is George Herriman’s Krazy Kat still so radical?
My Friend Evelyn EinsteinBy Michele Zackheim
The author reflects on her fifteen-year friendship with the physicist’s granddaughter—or perhaps his second illegitimate daughter.
Heaven, Hell, and EarthBy Catherine Cooper
Mental health, spiritual healers, and the hidden afterlife of war in Sierra Leone.
The Naked ManBy Michael Thomsen
In the modern redux, penis is patriarchy, and patriarchy is violence. But must to show one’s penis be to endorse power and privilege? An, er, intimate reconsideration of male nudity.
After May DayBy Nathan Schneider
On Occupy Wall Street’s second anniversary, revisiting the expectations and disappointments of the general strike meant to reignite the movement.
The Effects of the Rio Grande Valley on a Scholarship BoyBy César Díaz
Revisiting Brownsville, Texas.
No Mercy in MotionBy Jesmyn Ward
Five fucking years, I thought. This is what my brother’s life is worth in Mississippi. Five years.
The Bridge and the WaterBy Candace Opper
Suicide survivors on the uncanny allure of the Golden Gate.
On TumbleweedBy Brian Blanchfield
Visiting Assistant Professorship and Other Loose Associations.
The ListBy Kirk W. Johnson
Despite post-traumatic stress and opposition from two presidential administrations, a former USAID employee has helped resettle hundreds of Iraqis whose work for coalition forces brought threats on their lives.
The Making of “Make It New”By Michael North
Ezra Pound’s slogan was itself the product of historical recycling.
On ContainmentBy Brian Blanchfield
Edging on untenable.
On HousesittingBy Brian Blanchfield
Passing keys, leaving notes.
Stone WarsBy Mohamad Junaid
In the disputed territory of Kashmir, civilians wage a battle without modern weapons against “the idea of domination.”
A Hoopoe’s Unguiding NarrativeBy R. Namy
An Iranian writer finds meaning and meaninglessness in the fact of her Jewish roots.
My Uncle’s ParadiseBy Fadil Aliriza
A Libyan-American returns to make sense of the country after Gadhafi’s fall.
The Rights ClashBy Danielle Marie Mackey
Mining in El Salvador exposes the contradiction between human rights and corporate rights under the international investment regime.
The Barrel of the Apartheid GunBy Nadine Gordimer
The Nobel laureate on Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, a new biography of South Africa’s revolutionary couple.
On the BorderBy Jerry D. Mathes II
A firefighter reflects on flames, family, and migration in the deserts between Arizona and Mexico.
Race in AmericaBy the Editors