Things that obsess writers in their home environments.
Dispatches from things we see, and especially things we hear.
Excerpts from writers' diaries, along with their annotations.
Every week, our staff and contributors write brief reviews of books, movies, art, and other things.
Cohen gets to the bottom of it all.
Stivers devises meals inspired by great works of literature.
Kisner examines the stories our bodies tell.
Snapshots of the abyss that writers stare into most frequently: their refrigerators.
Scholes exhumes the out-of-print and forgotten books that shouldn’t be.
Writers expound on a single word of their choosing.
This column seeks new ways into beloved novels through wardrobe, with printable illustrated paper dolls and attire by Kroik and essays by Berick.
Brunetti begins with a close read of a single comics unit—a panel, a page, or a spread—and expands outward.
Forrest unearths the lost stories of the transgressive horsewomen of turn-of-the-century Paris.
Garman’s biographies of under-read female authors.
Illingworth examines recently released books, with a focus on the small presses, the reissues, the esoteric, and the newly translated.
Vincler examines what is it that we can find in paintings in our increasingly digital world.
Sloan explores her family history through iconic landmarks in Detroit.
Readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets prescribe the perfect poems to match.
In this series, writers present the books getting them through these strange times.