Jun 5, 2017
a walrus on the beachLawrence 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 editorJill Lepore talks about translating academic work for wider audiences, and more over at Public Books.
Apr 20, 2017
something to sayLast 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 tideLeslie 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 ackermannEveryone 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 spacesLots to think about in this piece by Henry Farrell over at Crooked Timber:
Sep 28, 2016