Although I’ve written quite a lot about photography and photographers, I don’t own a camera and hardly ever take photos. Apart from a few sexually explicit Polaroids, the only personal pictures I have are ones taken by friends, all crammed haphazardly in a folder in my filing cabinet. If I rumma…
On the Roof
Our most popular reads of 2018
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.
God and Me
‘All my religious experiences—if we can call them that—have been drug-related.’
‘Now that we were out of danger it seemed possible that there had never been any danger.’