Readings

‘If It Was Fiction It Would Be a Little on the Nose’: An Interview with Nicole Chung

The author of All You Can Ever Know on family secrets, nature versus nurture, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

Out of the Dark

Despite decades of contributions to psychedelic science, women have long been marginalized in the field. That’s starting to change. 

‘I’m Naturally Out of Sync with the World’: An Interview with Raziel Reid

The author of Kens on the power of satire, rituals of rejection, and imagining Christian Slater. 

An Answer I Can’t Give My Daughters

I don’t want to test my children for genetic illness to subvert their autonomy, but to allow them to fully exert it. And though I have the means, I can’t quite find the will. 

‘I Want to Get There Before Things Disappear’: An Interview with Sarah Weinman

The author of The Real Lolita on doppelgangers, the responsibilities of true crime reporting and fictionalizing people’s pain. 

The Bells That Still Can Ring

On seasons of grief and change, in Montreal and everywhere else.

Looking For Home in the Palestinian Diaspora

Talking to poets abroad about their complicated, sometimes fractured relationships with their homeland.

The In-Between Space

I understand why people balk at labels. But I think of them—tomboy, butch, genderqueer, MOC—as functional and hopeful. That function is communication.

The Hollywood Reporter

Remembering the New Yorker’s Lillian Ross, who chronicled the second half of the twentieth century with her trademark brand of reporting, one year after her death.

‘What I Fear Most is Homogeneity’: An Interview with Rawi Hage

The author of Beirut Hellfire Society on writing about the Lebanese Civil War, collective memory, and the selfishness of Greek deities.