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January 6, 2023 5:30 am

Rupi Kaur, Social Media’s Poet Laureate, Switches to Self-Help

But her view of popular creativity as a healing practice renders it immune to criticism—and excellence.
Clare Coffey
December 30, 2022 5:30 am

How to Draw Nothing

Nick Drnaso’s much-anticipated graphic novel ‘Acting Class’ leaves everything to the reader’s imagination.
Tim Hunt
December 29, 2022 5:30 am

Wendell Berry’s Peculiar Patriotism

In a big new book, the farmer-philosopher makes a case for preserving Confederate statues—but leans more on sympathy than on…
Benjamin J. Wilson
December 29, 2022 5:30 am

In Search of North America’s Great Unclaimed Writer

Clark Blaise’s melancholy stories show us Canada and the United States from the vantage of those who are forever just…
Randy Boyagoda
December 28, 2022 5:30 am

Plagues of the Body and Plagues of the Mind

Orhan Pamuk’s ‘Nights of Plague’ is a book for our moment, not because it’s a pandemic novel, but because of…
André Forget
December 16, 2022 5:30 am

Breaking Out of the Walled Garden of Literature

Helen DeWitt’s new novella, ‘The English Understand Wool,’ thumbs its nose at the publishing industry while beckoning readers beyond its…
Mark Clemens
December 15, 2022 5:30 am

What Christopher Hitchens Can Teach Us About Liberalism

Eleven years after his death, a look at the English writer’s dedication to democracy, free expression, and the idea of…
Matt Johnson
November 8, 2022 5:30 am

What Ails the American Male?

Richard Reeves has plenty of good proposals—and one blind spot.
Mona Charen
June 27, 2022 5:30 am

The Contradictions of Jefferson’s Vision for an American University

His philosophy of education and the messy realities of the democratic-yet-elite school he founded.
Nicole Penn
February 9, 2022 5:30 am

The High Cost of How We Work

Why do our jobs leave so many of us exhausted, cynical, and feeling useless—and what can we do about it?
Mike St. Thomas