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Jim Shepard on Why We Still Need Literary Journals
If we imagine readership as a pyramid, with perhaps the arcane and the abstruse at the top and maybe something like street ...
Javier C. Hernández and Xu Xi on Hong Kong’s Battle with Beijing
In this episode, New York Times reporter Javier C. Hernández and fiction writer and essayist Xu Xi talk to ...
One of Elizabeth Warren’s strategists is longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry.
Another reason to be pro-Warren: she supports (and is supported by) poets. Turns out that one of the poets up for the ...
On E.B. White’s Urgent Calls for Environmental Justice
In the last years of WWII, E.B. White wrote a series of anonymous editorials for The New Yorker. Throughout these editorials, ...
Naomi Klein’s Advice for the Next Generation of Climate Activists
Usually, a commencement address tries to equip graduates with a moral compass for their post-university life. You hear ...
When It’s Good to Be Bad: Maris Kreizman Interviews (Her Husband) Josh Gondelman
This week on The Maris Review, partner-in-crime Josh Gondelman joins Maris Kreizman to discuss his book, Nice Try, now ...
Kamila Shamsie was stripped of a literary award for her support of Palestine.
Kamila Shamsie, award-winning British Pakistani author, was due to receive this year’s Nelly Sachs Prize—a biennial, €15,000 ...
Open to Interpretation: The Brief Relationship of Susan Sontag and Jasper Johns
In early 1965, Susan Sontag began a relationship with Jasper Johns. Like many of the men she had affairs with, Johns was ...
Pico Iyer on the Infinite
More important than learning to speak Japanese when you come to Japan is learning to speak silence. My neighbors seem most at ...
When Leonard Bernstein Played Cultural Diplomat in 1960s Japan
Leonard Bernstein’s first Japan tour in 1961—during which he performed ten concerts with the New York Philharmonic in Tokyo, ...
On the Reclamation of Australian Aboriginal and Native American Identity
For September’s theme, Reading Women are discussing books by Indigenous women from around the world. Today, Kendra and Jaclyn ...
Lucy Ellmann says if you can’t handle her 1,034-page book, you’re probably a baby.
Pretty much anyone should be able to finish Lucy Ellmann’s one-sentence, 1,034-page novel Ducks, Newburyport, the author told ...