‘I just think she’s a bit passive-aggressive,’ said the woman to her friend. ‘In a very sweet way. D’you know what I mean?’
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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.
Jillian Weise explains what being a cyborg really means.
The Man Who Lived
Snigdha Poonam reports from India, where rumours spreading over WhatsApp fuel flash mobs, political violence and murder.
With a Bang
‘There had been an unbelievable amount of talk about the weather, not to mention the end of the world and so on’.
‘All you needed for the modern world was to know how to work a remote control.’