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‘Assume the Worst’: This Isn’t Your Ordinary Graduation Speech

‘Assume the Worst’: This Isn’t Your Ordinary Graduation Speech

An illustration from “Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You’ll Never Hear.”

Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey on the promenade at the New York State Theater, 1973.

Circe, a Vilified Witch From Classical Mythology, Gets Her Own Epic

Circe, a Vilified Witch From Classical Mythology, Gets Her Own Epic

As Madeline Miller made her way through the Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she kept “nerding out,” as she sheepishly called it, over the relics.

This Bookstore Is Stuffed With Just One Thing: Cookbooks

This Bookstore Is Stuffed With Just One Thing: Cookbooks

Nach Waxman and Matt Sartwell, owners of the Kitchen Arts and Letters bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

PEN World Voices to Focus on Resistance in America

PEN World Voices to Focus on Resistance in America

Colson Whitehead in 2016. He will appear at the Pen World Voices Festival 2018.

The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

Junot Diaz on Friday was accused of aggressive and sometimes violent behavior by writers on Twitter, including Zinzi Clemmons and Carmen Maria Machado.

Looking Back at the Economic Crash of 2008

Looking Back at the Economic Crash of 2008

The last day of 2008 at the New York Stock Exchange.


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