Randeep Sanghera stood in front of the green-and-blue world map tacked onto the wall. The map had come with the flat, and he’d nearly taken it down – it was too big and crinkled, and cigarette butts had stubbed black islands into the mid-Atlantic – but he’d kept it in the end. A reminder of …
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Who Killed Tolstoy?
Elif Batuman travels to the International Tolstoy Conference in Russia to determine, once and for all, if Leo Tolstoy was murdered.
Abuse, Silence, and the Light That Virginia Woolf Switched On
When Virginia Woolf was thirteen, she was abused by her half-brother George Duckworth. No one believed her – not even her biographers.
A Few Words about Fake Breasts
Nell Boeschenstein on the fraught discourse surrounding post-mastectomy reconstruction.
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The Man Who Lived
Snigdha Poonam reports from India, where rumours spreading over WhatsApp fuel flash mobs, political violence and murder.
‘I don’t know much about the cosmos, but I know enough to avoid the game of tennis.’
If You Start Breathing
‘Sharing her pain with other people meant that her pain belonged to her less, Joanne belonged to her less.’