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Mr. Gwyn

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Mr. Gwyn

By Alessandro Baricco ×

This excerpt from Alessandro Baricco's new novel finds a famous writer drafting intense portraits, with surreal results.

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More Curious

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More Curious

By Sean Wilsey ×

In an essay from his new book, Sean Wilsey finds the ghost of Dostoyevsky hiding in West Texas.
Further Joy

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Further Joy

By John Brandon ×

This short story from an enthralling new collection finds curious suburban fathers and daughters searching for connection.

Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

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Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

Essay by Kalpona Akter ×

A Bangladeshi garment worker turned labor organizer tells her own story.

Sleep Donation

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Sleep Donation

by Karen Russell ×

A selection from the Pulitzer Prize finalist's new novella that will keep you awake tonight.

The Parthenon Enigma

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The Parthenon Enigma

By Joan Breton Connelly ×

What can new analysis teach us about the secret history of a 2,500-year old monument?

Stanley Elkin: E-Book Lazarus

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Stanley Elkin: E-Book Lazarus

By Tom LeClair ×

From a new collection of literary criticism comes the acerbic growl of a fiery comic mind.

A Pleasing Terror:  Kingsley Amis’s "The Green Man"

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A Pleasing Terror: Kingsley Amis’s "The Green Man"

By Michael Dirda ×

The novelist's booze-soaked, bittersweet take on the classic ghost story.

The Annals of Unsolved Crime: The Submerged Spy

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The Annals of Unsolved Crime: The Submerged Spy

by EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN Edward Jay Epstein ×

I became interested in spies after I met James Jesus Angleton, the legendary head of CIA counterintelligence in 1976.  We met in Kensington Nursey outside of Washington DC. Orchids were,...

The Last Men on Top:  Breadwinners

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The Last Men on Top: Breadwinners

By Susan Jacoby ×

A feminist takes a probing look at the Mad Men generation.

From Gooroo’s Pro-Magnon Kitchen

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From Gooroo’s Pro-Magnon Kitchen

by Matthew David Brozik ×

Hunting locally, gathering sustainably—foraging with the future of mankind in mind.