In an age when we endlessly post and read about marriage, divorce, and illness on social media, what does it mean to write a memoir? Dani Shapiro reflects on her own experience:
“I’m grateful that I wasn’t a young writer with a blog or a massive following on social media. The years of silence were deepening ones. My story burrowed its way deeper and deeper into my being until it became a story I could turn inside out, hold to the light like a prism, craft into a story that was bigger than its small, sorry details.”
Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino
The New Yorker’s Ferguson cover is one for the history books.
Shout out to all my American hijabi sisters today, please be careful. I’m bracing myself for another wave of islamophobia. Please make an effort to differentiate between the insanity, cruelty, and evil of ISIS and our American Muslims who are just as terrified and angry about this as you are.
Nigerian literature is experiencing a profound moment in the spotlight. Review of
One of the Steubenville rapists returns to the football team, Slate’s Amanda Hess expresses her disdain at the public’s vitriolic reaction
My new piece
Social conditioning has caused women to fear harassment from groups of men, especially frat bros
In Emma Straub’s The Vacationers, the characters represent the cycles of relationships or the major milestones within them