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Woven

By Lidia Yuknavitch in Features

Every story I have ever told has a kind of breach to it, I think. You could say that my writing isn’t quite right. That all the beginnings have endings in them.

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Burrow Down

Henry Peck interviews Cynan Jones in Interviews

The Welsh novelist on badger baiting, human resonance in the natural world, and why he holds his breath while writing.

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Waving, Not Drowning

Nika Knight interviews William Finnegan in Interviews

The New Yorker writer on the politics of surfing, reporting from war zones, and the “weird game” of memoir.

Zanele Muholi (South African, born 1972). Xana Nyilenda, Los Angeles, 2013, 2013. Gelatin silver photograph, 34 x 24 in. (86.5 x 60.5 cm). © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York

Breaking the Silence

By Kathleen Massara in Art

Zanele Muholi’s stirring portraits of South Africa’s LGTBQI community.

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Sisters and Spices

Sujata Shekar interviews Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in Interviews

The author on fiction as activism, feminism in Indian epics, and cooking to conjure a sense of home.

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The Sum of Small Acts

By Gabriel Urza in Fiction

They agreed to unspoken rules. Broken windows were OK. Broken bones were fair game. Graffiti was acceptable, as were rubber bullets and tear gas.

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The Boy Jihadi

By Youssef Rakha in Fiction

For a year or more before the six months that we spent preoccupied with our strange visitor, counterterrorism was our spiritual life.

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Twelve Days of Wedding

By Taisia Kitaiskaia in Poetry

Your beauty is catching, / all my antelopes are on fire & ruined.

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I Go for a Walk in the Evening While the Body Stays at Home

By Alix Anne Shaw in Poetry

The body unbuckles the door latch / and stands behind the screen.

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Zanele Muholi (South African, born 1972). Xana Nyilenda, Los Angeles, 2013, 2013. Gelatin silver photograph, 34 x 24 in. (86.5 x 60.5 cm). © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York

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