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 …

Recovering and Tempelhof

Like many, I spent part of the last weekend in January at an airport. Across the country thousands protested detainments …

Saying is Believing: Voice Recognition Is Changing the Way We Interact

By Candy Lee I recently asked Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated system, three questions: what is the weather today; play me some music …