You’ve probably never heard of Martin J. Sklar. But you should have.
For Rian Malan, seeking atonement doesn’t necessarily mean one will attain it.
The Third World collides with the First in Atticus Lish’s Preparation for the Next Life.
In the poems of Peter Gizzi, the powers of tradition meet and mingle.
Pier Paolo Pasolini was a force against the incoherence hiding in every hypocrisy.
For the German novelist Walter Kempowski, there was no single unifying experience of World War II.
The flesh-eating creature of Gone Girl is a rampaging composite of dollar signs.
How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?
Immersive theater has no real style—except to fetishize its look.
How Africa and China’s own borderlands became the center of Beijing’s new empire.