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Books

Samantha Irby Proves That Humor is a Powerful Weapon Against Despair

Author Samantha Irby has potent wit and humor, and masterful writing skills: all powerful weapons against the dark.

Books

What Lorrie Moore’s Essays Can Teach Us About “The Male Glance”

Lorraine Berry read Lorrie Moore's latest essay collection with Lili Loofbourow's "The Male Glance" in mind, and here's what she discovered.

Illustrations

Why Hannah Arendt’s Thoughts on the Shape of Power Are Relevant Now

According to Hannah Arendt, authoritarian government, tyrannical rule, and totalitarianism take different shapes. Here, Nathan Gelgud illustrates them.

Illustrations

Zadie Smith on the Essential Services of Independent Bookstores

In "North West London Blues," an essay in Zadie Smith's collection Feel Free, Smith reflects on the incredible importance of independent bookstores.

Illustrations

J.M. Coetzee’s Essays on Literature Examine the Role of the Author

J.M. Coetzee’s clear-eyed, informative essays about fiction examine the relationship of the author with their published work.

Issues

Here’s Why Every American Should Read Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates's new collection, We Were Eight Years in Power, is part memoir, part American history. Here's why it's essential to us in the here and now.