Sophie Unterman: Of Course, Survivors Are Free

August 2016

A writer accompanies her grandmother on a journey through sites of Holocaust remembrance.

Jonathan Basile: Who’s Afraid of AAARG?

August 2016

The crisis of academic publishing and the uncertain future of the humanities.

Ellen Meeropol: Smoke Signals

August 2016

The KKK and a Cold War execution inform a marriage

Abrahm Lustgarten: Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken West

August 2016

Experts fear tax deductions for water use as a “depleted asset” could actually worsen the crisis as rivers and reservoirs dry up.

Rebecca Gordon: The Enemies of my Enemy

August 2016

What does it mean when war hawks say, “Never Trump”?

ProPublica: The Road to Rent Stabilization

August 2016

Dozens of New York officials support tenants’ lawsuit over rent stabilization

Philip Metres: Kissing Joe F—

August 2016

The Kiss: Boys, basketball, and a disruptive act of brother-love.

Judith Coburn: America’s Criminal Injustice System

August 2016

The Annals of a Private Eye.

Rebecca O. Johnson: Brothermen

August 2016

In lieu of flowers.

Martina Fouquet: The Racial Dynamics of Justice—When Life Imitates Art

August 2016

Reading the OJ Simpson trial through a novelistic lens.

Jackson Bliss: Obāsan In A Cup

August 2016

Despite a life of poverty, sustenance of the heart endures.

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee: Breaking the Bars Open

August 2016

Karthika Nair’s new book brings a new narrative to an old tale

Tana Wojczuk: The Vanity of Crowds

August 2016

Shakespeare warned against treating democracy as a popularity contest.

Jose Orduña: A Good Deal of Light

August 2016

Jose Orduna on asserting personhood as resistance, the connection between activism and essays, and being 'aggressively bilingual'

William J. Astore: Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron

August 2016

Freeing Democracy from Perpetual War.

Maria Esther Maciel: The Voice of Silence

August 2016

PEN/Guernica Flash Fiction Series: A couple at a restaurant is different from all the other diners.

Burhan Sönmez: Two Istanbuls

August 2016

Whitney Curry Wimbish speaks to the author about his latest novel that describes parallel cities.

Annie DeWitt: White Nights in Split Town City

August 2016

Hilary Leichter speaks with Annie DeWitt about the consequences of observation, the brutality of becoming, and Bob Ross's Happy Trees.

Yxta Maya Murray: When Lillian Bassman Destroyed Her Work

August 2016

What do you do with your artistic legacy when the world no longer loves it?

Liza St. James: The Limitlessness of International Literature

August 2016

An interview with Adam Z. Levy and Ashley Nelson Levy, the founders of Transit Books on the power of literary translation to bridge cultural divides.

Andrew Bacevich: The Decay of American Politics

August 2016

An Ode to Ike and Adlai.

Kristina Tate: Fools Wedding

August 2016

An unplanned New York City wedding left to theatrical chance by the Dzieci Theatre Company goes off with all the hitches.

Marin Sardy: Break My Body

August 2016

On the physical and emotional shocks of truly inhabiting our bodies.

Aaron Labaree: Warehouse of Souls: Inside the last days of the Idomeni refugee camp

August 2016

For months, refugees caught in a "humanitarian logjam" near the Greek/Macedonian border lived in a makeshift tent city—until Greek officials cleared the area, replacing the fact of the camp with yet another layer of uncertainty.

Sorin Alexandrescu: An Uncommon Short-Sighted Adolescent

August 2016

Mircea Eliade's 1924 classic is now available in English translation, offering a rare glimpse into the often unseen Romania.

Anita Khan: Behind the Hostage Detention of Bangladeshi Tahmid Hasib Khan

August 2016

Even as Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka gets back to normalcy after a deadly siege a month ago, Bangladesh wrestles with the rising specter of extremism.

Solange Farkas: Video Art Finds a Home in Brasil

August 2016

The Festival Videobrasil founder discusses Brazil’s political history with video art and her vision for the nonprofit’s pioneering new art space.

Roslyn Bernstein: In the Shadow of Auschwitz

August 2016

Focusing on the living at the Galicia Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Centre in Krakow, Poland

Elizabeth A. McInerny: Fabric of Resistance

August 2016

An exhibition in Beirut challenges conventional perspectives to tell a political history of Palestinian embroidery

Richard Falk: Context Matters

August 2016

Turkey after the failed coup.