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Symposium

Every issue has one section dedicated to a particular question. Collecting responses from a range of perspectives, these symposia prompt us to think about the values and ideas that shape our most urgent cultural and personal decisions.

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Summer 2015

 

Stendhal Syndrome

…for beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we can just barely endure, and we stand in awe of it as it coolly…

 

Being Elsewhere

In 1892, a French psychologist named Jules de Gaultier published a short book entitled Le bovarysme, la psychologie dans l’oeuvre de Flaubert. In 1902, he…

 

The Shuttle Era

Space used to signify pure tomorrow, an infinite frontier unrolling in all directions. Now, for those few who still nurse them, the arc of those…

 

Away Games

In the late autumn of 2012, in a cold ground-floor room on the South Side of Chicago, I watched Queens Park Rangers record the worst…

 

Against Honeymoons

My wife is seated in a beach chair. She peers over her book and sees me approaching some seals hauled up on the sand. There…