A powerful in-depth look at the human costs of bringing auto parts factory jobs to Alabama — with inadequate training for employees and unreasonable expectations for output. “American consumers are not going to want to buy cars stained with the blood of American workers.”
A selection of Khaled Al Khamissi’s short story collection Taxi appears in the International Writers edition of the literary magazine Ninth Letter. A bestseller in Egypt, Taxi contains fifty-eight fictional monologues of Cairo cabbies, and paints a rich portrait of North African life through the voices of the people.
On the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s OK Computer, Anwen Crawford writes an analysis of — and love letter to — the album that “manages to suspend time at the speed of sound.”
Paula Wolfert’s groundbreaking cookbooks changed the way we eat. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis changed her life, but not her outlook.
A personal essay by Eve Peyser about overcoming her reluctance to identify as Jewish, and coming to terms with her heritage, in the face of increased antisemitism ushered in by our 45th President.
Making art is hard. For some people, it isn’t hard deciding to make art for commercial purposes.
A reported personal essay by Gary Shteyngart. The Russian-born novelist and memoirist confesses to an obsession with expensive mechanical watches, which intensified through the 2016 Presidential race. He quells his growing anxiety by taking tours of German watchmaking facilities, and comparing rarefied ticking treasures with other watch geeks.
Seth Davis Branitz had an awful suspicion he’d feel relieved when, some day, his very troubled brother would pass. He had no idea about the other ends it would rapidly bring with it.
The once-flagging pizza chain launched dozens of digital marketing initiatives and made headline-grabbing changes to its delivery trucks, but their rebound can be traced to just one thing — making the pizza better.
Our on-again, off-again, on-again relationship with the holy (yes, holy) fat.