March 16, 2016

More Light, More Light

By Pablo Tanguay

For a while, I’ve been meaning to review Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. It is a book for our times, and, better, a masterful writerly performance. But I […]

February 18, 2016

Reagan on the Couch, Part 1

By Pablo Tanguay

In the late summer of 1976, from the tan shag carpet of our living room in the Taco Flats neighborhood of Cupertino, California, I watched on TV with my brother, […]

September 30, 2015

One Book at a Time

By Brian Michael Murphy

I’m not sure what felt better, successfully defending my dissertation, or returning 120 books to the library and being able to see the floor of my office again. My bookcases […]

April 30, 2015

Facing It

By Dora Malech

Today, though I stumble, as usual, I am “thinking through” my language–considering my word choices in a draft of a poem, in comments on student work, in conversations with other attendees on the steps […]

April 28, 2015


By Dora Malech

I am in Baltimore and I have nothing to say. I have nothing to say because I am trying to listen. I am trying to listen to Ta-Nehisi Coates: Now, […]