What We Owe HistoryFebruary 2016
“An essay is something that tracks the evolution of the human mind.”
Take My Name and Say It SlowFebruary 2016
"But where are you really from?" they ask, and I never know who to answer for, Thomas or Nuocheng?
In the Fictions of Our PastSeptember 2015
The authors discuss mourning in memoir and whether dreams belong in literature.
Lincoln Michel: Lush RotMarch 2014
American South: Flannery O’Connor, True Detective, Southern hip-hop, and the gnarled roots of Southern Gothic.
Robert Vivian: Somewhere a SirenAugust 2013
Can I, siren, laugh once more with the people I love?
Jillian Steinhauer: Hannah Arendt’s Passionate ThinkingJune 2013
Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic yields an insight that’s fresher than “the banality of evil,” and just as true.
The End of Gore VidalAugust 2012
The iconoclastic leftist and novelist discusses the rage that fueled him, and how he felt about his coming end alongside the ruin of America.