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Anni Albers’s Many-Threaded Masterpieces
Weaving is a tradition older than the concept of art itself, but in applying the realm of abstraction to a handloom, Anni Albers created thoroughly modern studies in textiles. Although she initially wanted to paint, the nominally egalitarian structur
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Poetry Rx: This Was Once a Love Poem
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line. ©Ellis Rosen Dear Poets, 
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On Beirut, the Unsung Capital of Arabic Modernism
Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Arabic Modernism was a literary movement of exiles and émigrés who planted their flag in West Beirut during the mid-’50s, when the Lebanese capital became a meeting ground for intellectuals from across the region
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Passing Mary Oliver at Dawn
Mary Oliver (Photo © Mariana Cook/Penguin Press) I don’t know what to say about Mary Oliver’s death except that she was a great and beloved poet, and also my teacher and academic adviser, and that she was kind to me. She was absurdly generous. I firs
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Inherited Trauma: An Interview with Emily Jungmin Yoon
Emily Jungmin Yoon. Photo courtesy of Emily Jungmin Yoon. On the phone, Emily Jungmin Yoon is gentle. When we spoke, she was situated in a café on the campus of the University of Chicago, where she is at work on her doctorate. There was the usual ebb
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Is It Ever Okay to Depict Muhammad?
The above image, portraying Muhammad as a boy, circulated widely in Iran throughout the later twentieth century and can read as a hadith in its own way. (Hadiths signify the sayings and actions of Muhammad or things said and done in his presence to w
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Redux: Spellbinders
Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by signing up for the Re
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A Lost Piece of Trans History
Images from The Third Sex “A final moment of reluctance overcame me,” Hans Hannah Berg wrote, “as I stepped across the threshold of the house.” Dressed in a custom black dress, white gloves, and fine pearls, Hans Hannah looked impeccable. She cut a f
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John Dos Passos at the 92nd Street Y
JOHN DOS PASSOS “75 at 75: Writers on Recordings,” a special project from the 92nd Street Y in celebration of the Unterberg Poetry Center’s seventy-fifth anniversary and beyond, invites contemporary authors to listen to a recording from the Poetry Ce
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How Jean Toomer Rejected the Black-White Binary
… to be a Negro is—is?— to be a Negro, is. To Be. —from “Toomer,” by Elizabeth Alexander Jean Toomer had a complex relationship to his first and only major publication, the 1923 book Cane. The “novel,” which Penguin Classics has recently reissued wit
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Against Completism: On Sylvia Plath’s New Short Story
In Elisa Gabbert’s new column Mess with a Classic, she revisits canonical works of literature and addresses the anxiety of confronting the art of the past (and the past in general). Sylvia Plath in April 1954, as a student at Smith College (Photo: JU
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Staff Picks: Broccoli Puzzles, Bot Poetry, and Banana Pudding
Emily Ruskovich. I spent Christmas with my boyfriend’s family in Hudson, New York. Among other goodies, my stocking was stuffed with books, and I squirreled Emily Ruskovich’s Idaho over to the wood-burning stove and ate through page after page as log
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Salka Viertel’s Forgotten Account of Old Hollywood
Salka Viertel with Greta Garbo. Back in the day (the late thirties and early forties), many of the Central European cultural émigrés in flight from Hitler’s depredations back home who’d found themselves improbably beached on the West Coast of the Uni
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Re-Covered: The World My Wilderness
In her new monthly column Re-Covered, Lucy Scholes exhumes the out-of-print books that shouldn’ t be.  Rose Macaulay (1881–1958) was one of the most prolific English writers of the first half of the twentieth century. She published twenty-three nove
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Daddy Issues: Renoir Père and Fils
The filmmaker Jean Renoir made a career of dismantling the beliefs of his absentee father, the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Jean satirized the aristocracy and upended his father’s saccharine scenes of leisure. An exhibition now at the Musée d’Orsay
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Poetry Rx: Your Body Will Haunt Mine
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Claire Schwartz is on the line. Illustration © Ellis R
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Feminize Your Canon: Eleanor Dark
Eleanor Dark As 1936 turned into 1937, the Australian novelist Eleanor Dark found herself embroiled in an epistolary skirmish with her U.S. literary agents. At stake was the fate of Prelude to Christopher, Dark’s startling second book. The story of o
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Redux: A Secret Mouth
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On Randy Travis’s Distinctive Whine
Randy Travis. The first song I ever loved was “On the Other Hand,” by Randy Travis. It was the first single from Travis’s debut album, Storms of Life—and it was the third single, too. The song fizzled when Travis first released it in the summer of 19
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On Being a Woman in America While Trying to Avoid Being Assaulted
Etching by Martin Lewis Lately, I’ve come to suspect that maybe c lot of people, especially men, still have no idea what it’s like to be a woman in America going about her life while trying, and at times failing, not to be assaulted. So, these past w
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Meeting Eve Babitz
Eve Babitz. Photo strip from the collection of Mirandi Babitz. I arrived at Short Order straight from the airport. I was the first customer of the day, the hostess unlocking the door as I reached for it. The restaurant was Eve’s choice, a fifteen-min
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Staff Picks: Frick, Fierce Femmes, and Fan Fiction
Still from the video game Doom, 2016. The striking thing about Doom (2016), a game in which the player enters a portal to hell and rips demons in half with an increasingly ridiculous arsenal, is the level of subtlety and care evident in its design. D
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Dark Fashion
Darkness in fashion is seldom bland. Even where it fails, its objective is to make its mark, whether one of elegance or uniformity, modesty or dangerous seduction. Like red wine rather than white, it can suggest sophistication, even opulence; like th
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Poetry Rx: This Is the Year
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Sarah Kay is on the line. ©Ellis Rosen Dearest Poets,
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Ghost People: On Pinocchio and Raising Boys
Sabrina Orah Mark’s monthly column, Happily, focuses on fairy tales and raising boys. My son’s first grade teacher pulls me aside to tell me she’s concerned about Noah and the Ghost People. “Ghost People?” “Yes,” she says. She is cheerful, though I
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One Word: Salty
In our new column One Word, writers expound on their favorite words.  One kid raises their hand. They ask, “Miss Gurba, why’d you become a high school teacher?” This is a classic time-killing move. My tone turns serious. I respond, “It was an accide
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Hunting For A Lesbian Canon
We’re away until January 2, but we’re reposting some of our favorite pieces from 2018. Enjoy your holiday! At the Aligre flea market near my Parisian flat, I haggle over a trinket I’ve decided to give to my on-the-rocks lover. It is a rock, a small
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Are We All Joyceans Here, Then?
We’re away until January 2, but we’re reposting some of our favorite pieces from 2018. Enjoy your holiday! Detail from the Penguin Modern Classics cover of Ulysses. “Are we all Joyceans here, then?” the young professor asked, poking his head into the
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The Bloody Family History of the Guillotine
We’re away until January 2, but we’re reposting some of our favorite pieces from 2018. Enjoy your holiday! In 1788, a French blacksmith named Mathurin Louschart was killed in his home by a single blow to the head. The act was committed in the blink
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