A Face in the Cloud

Peter Gadol discusses how he found a face in the cloud between social media's endless stream of photos of strangers.

Avital and Nimrod: Sexual Harassment and “Campy Communications” at NYU

Jon Wiener examines the Avital Ronell scandal, and questions some of Avital's defenders about how their opinions have changed.

The Castaways of Leave No Trace

Debra Granik's new film, "Leave No Trace" reframes the classic castaway story as a competing desire to belong to and to leave modern society.

Jami Attenberg’s #1000WordsofSummer Turned a Corner of the Internet into a Supportive Literary Community

Amy Carleton describes how Jami Attenberg created a positive online community with #1000WordsofSummer.

Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: Undine Spragg is the Female Donald Trump

A look at Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country" reveals how the main character, Undine Spragg, bares a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump.

The Comic Frame of Sławomir Mrożek: Or, How to Tell if You Live in a Totalitarian Country

A look into Polish writer Sławomir Mrożek's black humor illustrates how comedy and laughter challenge totalitarian rule.

How James Joyce Shaped Brazil’s New Breakout Film, Araby

Affonso Uchoa's and João Dumans's new film "Araby," shows that the worker's plight crosses time and space from 20th-century Ireland to present-day Brazil.