Graduation Day at Auburn Correctional. Hot and hopeful under the May sun, air crinkling above the highway. Except my Ford Escort didn’t care for the heat and flatlined a few hundred yards from home. My son James on his way to daycare looked at me doubtfully.
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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.
I Will Never See the World Again
‘I was in a cage because a man had eaten an apple.’ Translated from the Turkish by Yasemin Çongar.
‘After the first time they had sex, Marianne stayed the night in his house.’ New fiction from Sally Rooney.
‘I like to think the ones who are worst at coloring will remember me the longest.’