What if the American Media Covered Cuba Like a Normal Place?

American writer and comedian Nato Green on the American press coverage of the Cuban presidential transition.

Shook Over Hell: The American Death-Trip Telethon of 1968

"I came of political age in 1968, the annus horribilis to the nth power, the longest year ever recorded, a year when America morphed into Amerika."

Homer and Hatred: On Jordan Peterson’s Mythology

Adam Novy argues that the alt-right’s favorite philosopher, Jordan Peterson, gives a painfully bad reading to the classics.

Drinking with the Ghost: Mark Twain in Virginia City, Nevada

Katie Orphan communes with the spirit of Mark Twain in Virginia City, Nevada, where Twain worked for the local newspaper.

Sugar and Saliva: On the Gifts of the Muse

Anthony Seidman discovers "Antología de la poesía en el Salvador," edited by José Roberto Cea and published in 1971, in the back room of Alias Books.

The Body’s World: Writing the Body Different

An essay by Kenny Fries, excerpted from the recent collection "Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk About Writing (2nd Edition)."