Personal History
October 25, 2021 Issue
Writing “Eleanor Rigby”
How one of the Beatles’ greatest songs came to be.
By Paul McCartneyOctober 18, 2021
October 11, 2021 Issue
A Botched Circumcision and Its Aftermath
The constant discomfort of a genital injury creates a covenant of pain. It is impossible to think about anything else.
By Gary ShteyngartOctober 4, 2021
September 13, 2021 Issue
The Education of a Part-Time Punk
Learning to love music—and to hate it, too.
By Kelefa SannehSeptember 6, 2021
August 16, 2021 Issue
Finding a Way Back from Suicide
A journey of recovery through electroconvulsive therapy.
By Donald AntrimAugust 9, 2021
August 9, 2021 Issue
“Who are you?” I want to ask the gentle gnome in front of me. “And what have you done with Lou Sedaris?”
By David SedarisAugust 2, 2021
August 2, 2021 Issue
Flight Plan
Learning to live with a pilot.
By Ann PatchettJuly 26, 2021
July 12 & 19, 2021 Issue
I needed to make portraits that were heartbreaking and collages that would blow everyone’s mind. I needed to be great, worthy of the Western canon, of Dad.
By Anthony Veasna SoJuly 5, 2021
May 17, 2021 Issue
After thirty years together, sleeping is the new having sex.
By David SedarisMay 10, 2021
April 19, 2021 Issue
Tabula Rasa: Volume Two
A project meant not to end.
By John McPheeApril 12, 2021
March 8, 2021 Issue
How to Practice
I wanted to get rid of my possessions, because possessions stood between me and death.
By Ann PatchettMarch 1, 2021
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