Letters & Essays
Art & Photography
Replete with moments of courtship, seduction, devotion, and, eventually, betrayal, Davenport and Kenner's letters, with their associative flair and polymathic plasticity, create a document unlike any other.
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line.
Sigrid Nunez on Leonard Michaels’s ode to all things feline, ‘A Cat.’
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
“I only became a novelist because I thought I had missed my chance to become a historian.”
This week, you bring you Kurt Vonnegut’s 1977 Art of Fiction interview, where he recounts his time in the military; M. F. Beal’s story “Veterans”; and Peter Everwine’s poem “To My Father's Ghost.”
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
The first image I pinned up to spark inspiration for what would eventually be my novel The Flamethrowers was of a woman with tape over her mouth. She floated above my desk with a grave, almost murderous look, war paint on her cheeks, blonde braids framing her face, the braids a frolicsome countertone to her intensity.
On a mountaintop in the year 802, the Khmer monarch Jayavarman II proclaimed himself a god and established the kingdom of Cambodia, initiating the dynasties that would—over the next four centuries—create the vast temple complexes of Angkor before abandoning them and vanishing.