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Gimme Welter

From All Things Are Too Small, which will be published next month by Metropolitan Books. “All things / are too small,” begins a poem believed to be written by the thirteenth-century Dutch…

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Film Bête Noire

From My Cinema, which was published by Another Gaze Editions in January. Translated from the French by Daniella Shreir. No longer any use in the make-believe of socialist hope. In…

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Discussing On Immunity: An Inoculation with Eula Biss

Eula Biss discusses vaccinations, motherhood, and metaphors

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Jeff Sharlet on Radiant Truths

Jeff Sharlet on his collection of essential dispatches, reports, confessions, and other essays on American belief

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The Empathy Exams: Essays

Leslie Jamison on empathy in craft and in life

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American Scolder

From annotations written by John Stuart Mill on his personal copies of the first editions of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays, which were published in two volumes, in 1841 and 1844.…

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Darling: A Conversation with Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez on the essay as biography of an idea, the relationship between gay men’s liberation and women’s liberation, and the writerly impulse to give away secrets

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Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere

Lucas Mann on hope and change in a minor-league-baseball city

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