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Winter 22

Issue 26

The annotated table of contents below offers a sneak peek at what's in Issue 26.


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Letter

On Language Games

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For a country so often believed to be anti-intellectual, it is striking how much of American political conversation has come to revolve around seemingly pedantic […]


 

Essays

Sex and Sensibility

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Here is where I am now: I am not interested in having sex with anybody unless it is the last person I ever have sex […]


Careerism

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Listen to an audio version of this essay here. An acquaintance of mine, a comedy writer, once admitted to feeling disappointed that she hadn’t won […]


Hysterical Empathy

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Listen to an audio version of this essay here. With a clenched jaw, I watched the Rohingya girl on my computer screen describe her getaway. […]


 

Symposium

Sex and Sensibility

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Here is where I am now: I am not interested in having sex with anybody unless it is the last person I ever have sex […]


Careerism

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Listen to an audio version of this essay here. An acquaintance of mine, a comedy writer, once admitted to feeling disappointed that she hadn’t won […]


Hysterical Empathy

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Listen to an audio version of this essay here. With a clenched jaw, I watched the Rohingya girl on my computer screen describe her getaway. […]


 

Correspondence

Where Dreams Come True

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On the third day, God said, “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear.” And […]


 

Literature

On Equanimity

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§1. Syllogisms fail more often than not, Sarah posited in her undergrad Introduction to Logic discussion session, due to faulty premises. If A likes B, […]


Search History

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AMIRA On Tuesday, after she’s walked for hours, she decides to sit at a coffee bar and order a cappuccino in her husband’s honor. On […]


Art That Contains Theories

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Around a hundred years ago a sort of novel abounded which with each passing decade became more and more endangered until, especially here in America, […]


 

Reviews

Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man

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Art has always been associated with the lure of a more perfect and pleasant world than the one in which we are forced to live, […]


When I Get Home

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In what follows, I am going to watch a film incorrectly; I am going to make a mistake.  In 2019, the polymath pop star Solange […]


Roden Crater

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For some weeks toilet paper has been accumulating outside by our back steps. Its identity was discovered yesterday, the Sunday of our biannual deep clean. […]