Longreads

Denis Johnson’s Redemption in the Margins

I’d been enthralled by his writing for some years, but I had to go see for myself how the man’s brain worked.

دنیا کا سب سے تنہا آدمی

عرفان خان کی زندگی کے سفر پر ایک نظر

दुनिया का सबसे तन्हा इंसान

एक सफ़रनामा इरफ़ान ख़ान की अदाकारी का

Everything is Open

“People tend to notice when you say, ‘I can open your front door in thirty seconds.’”

The Possibility of an Island

On luxury shopping, men’s fashion and end-of-the-world salvation.

 

The Big Coin Heist

It was a piece of currency so large it seemed unimaginable anyone would try to steal it. But that was part of the appeal.

On Hope

When my husband suffered a stroke, I was determined that this was not going to be the thing that unwound our love.

How Edie Falco Made Carmela Soprano Matter

Carmela remains Falco’s most enduring on-screen alter ego, the crystallization of her mysterious genius.

The Cabin By The Lake

Guy Mirabeau was one of many dreamers who hoped to live beyond bureaucratic reach, but the colonial reality of the "frontier myth" can no longer be ignored.

The Best Worst Year

On pregnancy and grief during pandemic lockdown.