In this one you see only the lower extremities of the protagonist. The brand of tennis shoe is known as the Chuck Taylor. Her blue jeans are tapered. There’s a small expanse of pink sock. The shot that we have here is silent but for the murmuring from the next room – partygoers. If my interpreta…
Videos of the Dead
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.
The Imam and the Indian
‘We were both travelling, he and I: we were travelling in the West. The only difference was that I had actually been there, in person.’
‘I naively believed as a child that I would always have a father present, and the truth seems to be that I always will.’
‘I prefer not to speculate about what might have happened if I had not taken the ECG.’