In the Heart of Bahia

Itamar Vieira Junior’s first novel, Crooked Plow, tells a story of suffering, resistance, revenge, and redemption set in the impoverished, arid Brazilian Northeast.

Crooked Plow

by Itamar Vieira Junior, translated from the Portuguese by Johnny Lorenz

Is Israel Committing Genocide?

I have been engaged for six decades in the human rights movement, which has endeavored to restore peace by enforcing International Humanitarian Law. Can the law bring a measure of justice to the victims of Israel’s and Hamas’s violence?

The Best Time of His Life

Vinson Cunningham’s novel Great Expectations is nominally about the experiences of an Obama campaign staffer but is really a glimpse into the formation of a critical mind.

Great Expectations

by Vinson Cunningham

Let There Be Light

The new installation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s refurbished European Paintings galleries brings masterpieces of the collection into exhilarating juxtaposition with one another.

Look Again: European Paintings, 1300–1800

a new installation of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Neglecting Beckett

James Marsh’s biopic Dance First runs into some predictable problems in adapting the life of a writer, especially one as recognizable as Samuel Beckett.

Dance First

a film directed by James Marsh

Fanon the Universalist

Adam Shatz argues in his new biography of Frantz Fanon that the supposed patron saint of political violence was instead a visionary of a radical universalism that rejected racial essentialism and colonialism.

The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon

by Adam Shatz

Fanon’s Dialectic of Experience

by Ato Sekyi-Otu

The Workings of the Spirit

A new history of Christianity traces its transformation over a thousand years from an enormous diversity of beliefs and practices to Catholic uniformity.

Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion, AD 300–1300

by Peter Heather

Mexico’s Politics of Bitterness

On the eve of Mexico’s presidential elections, Andrés Manuel López Obrador maintains a high approval rating. But his constitutional chicanery and disregard for the law have undermined democracy, and his divisive rhetoric has polarized the country.

No Comfort

As we encounter Shakespeare’s tragedies it becomes terrifyingly clear that we are not in a moral universe of comeuppances and rewarded virtues.

Visible and Invisible Worlds

While our brains do not simply mirror our surroundings, animals—nonhuman and human—are exquisitely embedded, suspended, in nature’s energies.

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

by Ed Yong

Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses

by Jackie Higgins

When Animals Dream: The Hidden World of Animal Consciousness

by David M. Peña-Guzmán

Meloni’s Cultural Revolution

What changes has Italy’s far-right prime minister wrought?

Issue Details

Cover art
Congo, a chimpanzee: 19th Painting Session, 12 August, 1957 (The Mayor Gallery, London)
Series art
Nicholas Blechman: Disconnections, 202

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