Readings

‘What You See Is Determined By Where You Are Standing’: An Interview with Marion Turner

The author of The Wife of Bath: A Biography offers an unexpected channel into the life of one of literature’s greatest fictional characters—Alison of Bath.

Popping Up in Dreams

Are we losing our capacity for cinematic enchantment? 

How Edie Falco Made Carmela Soprano Matter

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

‘The Limited Story of Yourself is Actually Quite Fictional’: An Interview with William Brewer

The author of The Red Arrow on West Virginia, psychedelics, and a literary education through film.

The Year in Going Home

There’s a one-sidedness to the second-generation relationship. The homeland looms large in our imagination but we don’t in theirs.

The Year in the Thrift Store

 I didn’t want to know what I was looking for. I didn’t want to search or bid. What I wanted was the dream.

The Year in Dogs

As grief shaped daily life over the past three years, one of the few things that has reliably brought me comfort  is helping my dog be brave.

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 Year in Rage Testing

A friend texts: Have you heard this term “she-cession”?  You reply with another term you’ve seen popping up: Forced domesticity.

The Year in a Travel Visa

There was something about the country where I was born that had always eluded me.