Jun 5, 2017

a walrus on the beach

Lawrence Weschler in the edited collection called The New New Journalism:

May 31, 2017

better citizens

“In 2006, the municipal president of Neza, a tough area of two million people on the easter edge of Mexico City, decided that the members of his police force needed...

May 9, 2017

the invisible editor

Jill Lepore talks about translating academic work for wider audiences, and more over at Public Books.

Apr 20, 2017

something to say

Last year I read—inhaled, really—the newest novel from Ann Patchett, Commonwealth. I went deep into interviews with Patchett afterwards, including this great conversation on the Lit Up podcast, from whence...

Feb 20, 2017

the moon and the tide

Leslie Jamison has one of many essays in the new collection on writers and money, Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living. It’s a good one in...

Jan 4, 2017

rip edith ackermann

Everyone knows 2016 was just one big heartbreak of loss after another—so many brilliant and creative people who died in those 12 months. These days I’m thinking a lot about...

Oct 1, 2016

academic structure and safe spaces

Lots to think about in this piece by Henry Farrell over at Crooked Timber:

Sep 28, 2016

uproot

“When you are not the person for whom a piece of technology is ‘user-friendly,’ you experience its limitations at a visceral level, so deep-seated that it can often feel as...