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Helen Maryles Shankman: Words like Brushstrokes

DISCOVER

Helen Maryles Shankman: Words like Brushstrokes

The author of "The Land of Armadillos" on the moment when the page and the canvas trade places....
“We Win and They Lose”

DAYBOOK

“We Win and They Lose”

This week in history: the birth of "The Reagan Doctrine" and the closing era of the Cold War....
Elephant in the Room

GRIN & TONIC

Elephant in the Room

"Contrary to media portrayals, I am not interested in being paid in peanuts."...
Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century

POLITICS

Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century

Daniel Oppenheimer takes a group portrait of six men who made a political about-face: what can it tell us about the nature of our beliefs? Review by Rayyan Al-Shawaf....
Death and Life with Don DeLillo

FICTION

Death and Life with Don DeLillo

Tom LeClair on Don DeLillo's ever-surprising career -- and his upcoming novel's face-off with mortality....
My Marriage

REDISCOVERY

My Marriage

A novelist in fin-de-siecle Vienna finds that in charting the progress of a wrecked union "I've lost all sense of measure." Review by Adam Kirsch....
The Past

A READING LIFE

The Past

A family gathering at a house in the country is the occasion for Tessa Hadley's sinuous novel of secrets coming to light. Review by Katherine A. Powers....
A Hell of a Song

REAL LIFE ROCK TOP 10

A Hell of a Song

January's Real Life Rock Top 10 is led by "The Affair", as an unexpected moment yields the transformation of a classic American song. List by Greil Marcus....
Wounds of Body and Mind

DAYBOOK

Wounds of Body and Mind

Looking back on the cost of battle, through the figure of the deserter....
The 2015 Discover Great New Writers Awards Finalists

DISCOVER

The 2015 Discover Great New Writers Awards Finalists

Announcing this year's shortlist!...
“Be Unafraid”: Edwidge Danticat on Fiction and Memoir

INTERVIEW

“Be Unafraid”: Edwidge Danticat on Fiction and Memoir

Edwidge Danticat and Meredith Maran on the slippery nature of memoir, and how it rewards a fearless approach....
Medusa’s Web

THE SPECULATOR

Medusa’s Web

The latest from a master of dark fantasy turns on a house in the Hollywood Hills, and a monstrous form of addiction....

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