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How Poetry Came to Matter Again

A young generation of artists is winning prizes, acclaim, and legions of readers while exploring identity in new ways.<p><b>T</b>he poetry world would hardly seem a likely place for a “race row,” the phrase <i>The Guardian</i> applied in 2011 to a blunt exchange of literary verdicts. The celebrated (and white) …

Literature

11 House Plants So Good for You They’re Approved by NASA

Adding some green to a space can do a lot of good — both for your health and your style. Although we’ve been loving 2016’s trending house plants (we’ve even DIYed a Sharpie watercolor planter to keep them looking fresh in our office), we almost lost it when we heard that space plants (yes, space …

The Virtual Life – Long-Distance Relationships And Reaching Across The Void In No Man’s Sky

Have you ever been in love with someone far away? It’s a strange experience. I would like to tell you about it. Well, I’d like to try and tell you …

Did You Know Gaming explores the abandoned multiplayer and endings of Shadow of the Colossus

Sometimes, the most fascinating things in gaming are what we never got to experience; the abandoned dreams of developers that didn't quite make the …

Richard Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, David Hare and more ... leading writers on Donald Trump

The Great Gatsby, Elmer Gantry, The Wizard of Oz – top writers choose books to make sense of the US election<p>My old mentor and friend Shelby Foote used to say that a person couldn’t understand the United States without understanding the American civil war. As a Mississippi kid who was glad the south …

The Goat, the Devil, and DOOM

The first time Black Phillip, a perfectly normal-looking goat, appears in Robert Eggers’ 2015 horror film <i>The Witch</i>, the viewer is struck with a sense …

New Testament

Facing Down "Environmental Grief"

Despite a growing body of evidence that climate change is wreaking havoc on our environment and psyches, many people still resist making small …

Cynthia Ozick’s Long Crusade

In the spring of 1978, the literary critic Harold Bloom was invited to take part in “an amiable discussion of the rival claims of Judaism and the aesthetic” at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan. His interlocutor was to be Cynthia Ozick, the author, at the time, of three well-reviewed but not-much-read …

Celebrate Short Story Month With These 17 Stellar Short Stories By Contemporary Writers

You can read ‘em all on the Internet, folks.<p>We’re now in the throes of Short Story Month, a gleeful celebration of fiction writing with a word limit. Short stories are typically classified as any work amounting to fewer than 7,500 words, but of course, there’s much more to the form than …

Books

Walker

A profile of Shigeru Miyamoto, the man who invented Donkey Kong, Mario, and the Wii.<p>How a group of roommates in Minneapolis created the most enduring …

A landscape of memory; returning to Shadow of the Colossus

<i>This article is part of PS2 Week, a full week celebrating the 2000 PlayStation 2 console. To see other articles, go here.</i><p>It’s hard to calculate the …

The Data Against Kant

THE history of moral philosophy is a history of disagreement, but on one point there has been virtual unanimity: It would be absurd to suggest that we should do what we couldn’t possibly do.<p>This principle — that “ought” implies “can,” that our moral obligations can’t exceed our abilities — played a …

3 Photo Essays to Enjoy During a Blizzard

The first blizzard of the season is about to hit the northern seaboard with 2 feet of snow predicted for Washington, D.C. with another foot of snow …

New York City

Fiction

Single Page<p>They got into our car at a stoplight. It was cold. We never lock the doors in back. There were two of them. At the apartment they …