Klaus Shawano lives in exactly half of the bottom floor of a duplex built in 1872 and owned now by his friend and boss, Richard Whiteheart Beads. His main room, once the dining room, has a rippled old window topped with a stained-glass panel. Even though the old window looks directly into the window…
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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.
‘Seven corporations control the afterlife now, and many people spend their lives amassing the money to upload into the best.’
First Sentence: Louise Erdrich
‘We live in these places out of necessity, lucky to have them out of the terrible explosion of humanity.’
The Names of Women
‘Ikwe is the word for woman in the language of the Anishinabe, my mother's people, whose descendants, mixed with and married to French trappers and farmers, are the Michifs of the Turtle Mountain reservation in North Dakota.‘