“I’ve only been to France a handful of times since I moved away…and each time it gets into me with weird intensity.”
Her words were tender, but raw in intonation and contained the kind of truth you can come to only after having lived through something.
“Ares, the God of Blades”
We recited vows as poems, while our hippie rabbi strummed his guitar and hummed nigun that…
Nope, Roberta Flack didn’t write that song. Find out more in Thomas Larson’s review.
“When it comes to Brown’s latest, the White (or even in some cases Grimy) City should be proud,” Laurie Levy writes of Rosellen Brown’s “The Lake on Fire.”
If you take down Confederate statues, who gets on the pedestal? Steve Harvey reports on Madre Luz.
In Trump’s America, Leanne Grabel just can’t help herself.
O say can you
Si se puede
Finally Natalia Ginzburg’s “Family Lexicon” is English and couldn’t be more timely, Natalia Nebel writes.
A writer always takes a risk when writing about a work of art that’s not reproduced on the page. Will the reader step away from the text? Reviewed by Mary Harris Russell.
How to capture what is lost in immigration, exile, and death? Maggie Kast examines Brodsky/Baryshnikov in context. “Their friendship must have been a comfort, even if deepest sorrow is too personal to share.”
“The sport, like so many other sports in the US, values accomplishments above athletes’ health, safety, and well-being.”
Reading Tim Kreider’s essays on love feels like living in a kinder world for 200 pages. A review by Katharine Coldiron.
Of course there was a male response to #MeToo. And to the “Shitty Men in Media List.” Shaindel Beers found herself listed. Briefly.
After the death of science fiction pioneer Ursula K. Le Guin, ACM asked four writers about her work and what she meant to them.
A story, in photographs and words, about children of immigrant families growing up in America.
Welcome to The Loop (Art/Power), a new section at ACM that will showcase provocative nonfiction with art as an important element.
“When I was young I really thought if you just wrote the right book, you could stop evil in its tracks.” An interview by Cara Suglich.
The author of “Tales of Falling and Flying” talks humor in fiction, Kafka, and whether humans are doomed. An interview by Matt Rowan.
“The Frog and the Bird” and “The Woman, the Letter, the Mirror, and the Door”
I had cut my hand off on the bandsaw. It was sitting there on the…
Uday’s Palace Had its own discotheque with a mirror ball, a flashing dance floor whose…
My dad, Zeus, is away fucking farm animals. Again. He thinks they are princesses. He…
I woke up and didn’t love my husband. Or at least felt like I didn’t…
Sometimes it pays to miss a flight. Watching the plane take off from his seat…
An excerpt from Franco-Somali writer Patrick Erouart-Siad’s memoir “Villa Shamis” about his mother Shamis Siad, translated by Eliza Nichols.
“I wonder if my father would condemn these words if he could read them.”
“When I testified and spoke out publicly in Germany … I felt lightened. The world was finally listening.”