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In the Land of Living Skies

Reacquainting ourselves with the night

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The Curse

By Javier Marías, from To Begin at the Beginning, a reflection on the art of writing fiction. The book was published in October by Sylph Editions as part of their…

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I Began the Day

By Renee Gladman, from Calamities, a collection of linked essays that was published this month by Wave Books. Gladman is the author of eight works of prose, including the novel…

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Something Big

The legend of the Watts Towers

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Save Our Public Universities

In defense of America’s best idea

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Counter Culture

Fighting for literature in an age of algorithms

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The Torment and the Engine

From an interview in the Spring 2015 issue of The Paris Review. Elena Ferrante is the pseudonym of an Italian novelist whose books include The Days of Abandonment, My Brilliant…

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Mighty White of You

Racial preferences color America’s oldest skulls and bones

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