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Gabriel Wins

In which the obscure but brilliant writer Gabriel Mason recounts his experience winning the Wisner Stroller Fiction Award. Continue reading

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The Outsiders: Goalies, Writing & Existentialism

For the World Cup Final, James Irwin on the weirdness of goalies. Or: why so many writers (Camus, Nabokov) have served in soccer’s goal box. Continue reading

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The N-Word

In an age of trigger warnings and Justin Bieber’s N-Word Gate, Judy Juanita comes out for the word. With qualifications, considerations – and calling it on white cops. Continue reading

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Anatomy in 1792. Engraving by Daniel Chodowiecki from Franz Heinrich Ziegenhagen, Lehre vom richtigen Verhältnis zu den Schöpfungswerken und die durch öffentliche Einführung desselben allein zu bewürkende algemeine Menschenbeglükkung

Notes from Trigger-gate: Why I Give Trigger Warnings

Preventing little Johnny, José, or Jamila from getting a tad misty-eyed in a classroom is not, ideally, what trigger warnings are about, says Sayantani DasGupta. Continue reading

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Let’s Vote on It: Four Short Essays by Lynne Tillman

Here Lynne does for the essay what Lydia Davis has done for the short story – set it free. And the results are funny, disturbing – and true. Continue reading

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Body Parts For Sale

An excerpt from Lynne Tillman’s new collection of essays, “What Would Lynne Tillman Do?” Continue reading

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This Is Where the Conversation Goes Wrong

Lobbing an opinion bomb is a delicate operation Continue reading

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