Readings

‘People Like to Watch Feminism as a Spectacle’: An Interview with Lauren McKeon

The author of F-Bomb discusses men’s rights activists, the changes in modern feminism, and why the movement can’t be a monolith. 

The End of Progress

As I watched my childhood friend under arrest on the evening news, the hopeful narratives of racial advancement that had sustained and motivated me began to collapse.

‘We Do Things to Survive That Are Not Always Pretty’: An Interview with Linden MacIntyre

The journalist and author of The Only Café on violence, how curiosity sparks our accumulation of memory, and why nothing is ever new. 

Green To Me

Like anything I love, I mistrust the color green down to the fingernail-edges of all the feelings it engenders in me.

‘Being a Woman is Inherently Uncanny’: An Interview With Carmen Maria Machado

The author of Her Body and Other Parties on writing the fantastical, existing in the periphery and blueprints of the past. 

My Abyss

Obsession will always be an attractive fresh hell for a person like me, a product of abandonment with a longing for attachment.

On Falling in Love with David

Is it possible to decolonize and police a thing as subconscious and primal as desire?

Evoking the Mystery of the Unknowable World: A Conversation Between Kathleen Winter and Alison Pick

The authors of Lost in September and Strangers with the Same Dream talk about the relationship between a writer and her characters, motherhood and work, and sexism in publishing.

‘If You’re a Writer, Literature Has Saved You At Some Point’: An Interview with Nathan Englander

The author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth on the novelist’s responsibilities in times of political chaos, the bending and breaking of structure and genre, the shifting nature of Jewishness and identity, and his ultimate subject: right…

Zoos of New York

The city was hot and the world was on fire. Why not go look at some animals?