July 27, 2015
by Robert Rea
The countdown to midnight exceeded all expectations. News trucks from Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola, as well as major outlets like CNN, jockeyed for curb space along West Claiborne Street. Reporters flanked the throng of Lee enthusiasts, requesting interviews.
July 2, 2015
by J.T. Price
“I’ve accepted the end times,” he says. “Not, like, in a Biblical way. I just did the math.”
June 9, 2015
It’s the small traditions — from eating red beans and rice on Monday to meeting under a clock outside a department store — that remind them that some part of this sinking city will endure. Those reminders are sacred, even if they seem trivial to the rest of the world.
May 6, 2015
by Bill Morris
Cubans are getting ready to navigate a treacherous crossroads — the place where communism and capitalism intersect and collide.
May 1, 2015
by Bill Morris
The new Whitney is the latest monument to contemporary New York’s get-rich-or-get-out ethos.
March 25, 2015
Fanfiction will be taught and studied in future classrooms across the country — the only question is how.
March 23, 2015
Haruki Murakami runs marathons, the great Amy Hempel volunteers at animal shelters, and Flannery O’Connor had her Catholic faith. Me, I toss plastic chips onto green felt.
March 16, 2015
by Il’ja Rákoš
This is the first time I’ve been in a hot war zone, and the only thing I’ve learned is that I’m too old for this shit.
September 24, 2014
by Edan Lepucki
The girls in The Secret Place are very recognizably obnoxious teenagers — to the extent that I thought they were all idiots, and at one point or another I thought all of them capable of murder.
June 16, 2014
“Do you have your passport?” It was, I realized, a single-entry visa, meaning once I left Russia, I wasn’t allowed to come back. Visions of Russian prison danced in my head. Maybe, I thought, I should have stayed home.