Memoir

Next Year in Provence

After my parents’ divorce, my mother complained a lot about small-town life in Cobourg, Ontario. For many locals, I learned, the feeling was mutual.

Leah McLaren
Leah McLaren
9 min read

AWOL Black Fathers

When my mother called me in from play one afternoon to meet the man seated in our living room, her introduction was redundant—I immediately knew who he was. And, right off, I did not like him. His absence had been a painful matter in my life. The house that

John Washington
John Washington
13 min read

An Englishman in Russia Bids His Daughter Farewell

I am an Englishman in Southern Russia. For nearly four years I’ve lived here, helping my Russian ex-partner bring up our (now) eight-year-old daughter. At 9 o’clock last night I saw both of them onto a sleeper-train to Moscow. From there they will fly to Italy and the

Robert Ginzburg
Robert Ginzburg
5 min read

The Transmogrification of Harvey Weinstein

I was a good friend of Harvey Weinstein during his early years as a concert promoter, before he became Harvey Weinstein, movie mogul. We subsequently drifted apart, and while Harvey went on to find astronomic success in Hollywood, I worked as the chief psychologist at the Massachusetts Treatment Center for

Daniel Kriegman
Daniel Kriegman
36 min read

The Land Where Angela Davis Is Queen

Meghann McCracken
Meghann McCracken
22 min read

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Meaning of Human Suffering

Samuel Kronen
Samuel Kronen
25 min read

Listening to Literature—What We Gain and Lose with Audiobooks

Art Edwards
Art Edwards
19 min read

The Philologist, the Iraqi Girl, and Me

Edward Grossman
Edward Grossman
17 min read