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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
The Hemlock Quarterly, an unassuming little newsletter that until recently was the chief perquisite of membership in the Hemlock Society, may have been the only radical publication in the United…
Can suicide be predicted?
By Sierra Crane Murdoch, from Yellow Bird, published this month by Random House. The book investigates a disappearance on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota and explores how…
From The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem. The book was published last month by the University of Chicago Press. Arendt, Scholem, and Walter Benjamin were German-born Jewish philosophers.…
From a letter written in July 1961 by the psychiatrist Howard Rome, who treated Ernest Hemingway at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, before the writer’s suicide earlier that month. The…
Gambling and suicide in Atlantic City
Using Sophocles to treat PTSD
A missing document suggests a possible CIA cover-up
On the road with Doug Stanhope
From Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism, by Jennifer Percy, to be published in January by Scribner. The book is an account of the two summers Percy spent reporting on a…
And why we should talk more about it