Let us embark together on an Independence Day thought experiment. It is tendered in a spirit of amity, respect and good will by an Englishman who loves America. It may be dismissed as the ravings of a
Hieronymus Bosch painted a torture chamber where mutant beasts snacked on human flesh. Dante conjured fire, ice and a devil with three faces. If either man lived in New York City today, he’d know better.
DAWSON, MINN. — The doctor was getting ready. Must look respectable, he told himself. Must be calm. He changed into a dark suit, blue shirt and tie and came down the wooden staircase of the stately Victorian
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — He flung dishes at his wife, roared at the television, erupted during an outing at a local brewery. Suzanne Hodgkinson became so concerned with her husband’s growing anger that she to
Reflections on two seasons of loss. A couple of years ago, I spent the summer in Portland, Oregon, losing things. I normally live on the East Coast, but that year, unable to face another sweltering August,
On Dec. 4, Italians will vote in a referendum that has been compared to Brexit, despite the Italian government’s insistence that the stakes aren’t nearly as high. Indeed, unlike the UK’s in-out vote on
Pelosi has been in charge since 2003 and has very low national approval ratings. Why will she likely still be the party’s standard-bearer in 2018? The 2018 congressional elections will give Democrats best
lithub.com - A.N. DeversA. N. Devers is a writer and editor. Her work has appeared online at Electric Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, the New Yorker, Salon, and Slate among other publications. She is a contributing editor at Longreads and editor of Writers' Houses, a website dedicated to literary pilgrimage.
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped shift power away from the people towards corporations. It was this that created an opening for Donald Trump What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory
Did Texas execute an innocent man? The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the bursting
Few small magazines remain so for long. A handful get larger over time; most die at a fairly young age. One exception is Dissent, the independent left-wing quarterly that was founded in the dark days the
In mid-September, while Hillary Clinton was recovering from pneumonia, Donald Trump took to the suburbs of Philadelphia to talk about American families. “Child care is such a big problem, and we’re going
Suppose you're a straight woman thumbing through Tinder while waiting for the train, avoiding your homework, or bored at work. A picture of a deeply bronzed man pops up in your stream. How do you swipe?
THIS IS A STORY about two writers. A story, in other words, of envy. I met the man at an artists' colony, and I liked him from the first story I heard him tell. It was about how he'd once been jilted a
The key to John Rosselli, journalist with the Manchester Guardian, historian and musicologist, who has died aged 73, was his remarkable family background on his Italian father's side. This was mainly of
I took my son to Paris Fashion Week, and all I got was a profound understanding of who he is, what he wants to do with his life, and how it feels to watch a grown man stride down a runway wearing shaggy