Lydia Sinclair was just seventeen when she arrived on her husband’s estate in the Andes. Her first day went by in a haze of mosquito bites and heat and a swarm of new faces. The farm workers and visitors saw her swathed in a long dress and with a wide-brimmed hat, and were struck by her likeness t…
Keepers Of The House
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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.
The Five Of Us
‘The freezing of the money signalled the beginning of virtual penury. It also signalled the beginning of our fame.’
‘Having spent two months travelling in the primary rain forests of Borneo, I thought that a four-month journey in the country between the Orinoco River in Venezuela and the Amazon in Brazil would pose no particular problem.’