The President Who Mistook his Wife for a Drape

By Joseph Giovannini Our astute new President got his priorities absolutely right on his first day in office, even before …

Music Disownership in the Streaming Economy

By Thomas Klepacz On January 9th, Spotify found itself in the public eye of an atypical arena. The Swedish music …

John Gilmore (1935-2016): The Black Dahlia and the Bunco Artist

By Larry Harnisch John Gilmore was a liar, a fraud, a con man, and a thief. The author of a …

Letter from AWP

By Meghan O’Gieblyn The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, or AWP, the marquee national writer’s conference, takes place …

Looking and Acting: On Ali Smith’s Autumn

By Milo Hicks Reading a new Ali Smith novel always feels like returning to a familiar place. There is the …

Of Exports, Envoys, Boxers, and Books — Midwestern Links to the Middle Kingdom

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom The first English language publication to include a detailed profile of Mao Zedong, Edgar Snow’s Red Star …