"In Scrabble, words are, in a literal sense, spells. They’re powerful, and for as cheap as they are in the Internet age, still quite precious."
Illustration by Jonathan Calugi / Piece by Sam Eifling
The Voice's preview of winter performances, including German theater company Rimini Protokoll's audio performance in the Egyptian collection of the Brooklyn Museum.
Piece by Mariam Felton-Dansky / Illustration by Aaron Fernandez
In a lab outside of Seattle, Nathan Myhrvold, chef and former Microsoft executive, is giving new life to centuries-old baking techniques.
Illustration by Art-Jan Venema / Piece by Adam Robb / Design Director: Pierre Tardif
The latest hands-on concept in beauty: products that can be whipped up on the spot, using potent ingredients with peak levels of nutrients.
Illustration by Whooli Chen / Design Director: Pierre Tardif
"If you’re a longtime DeLillo fan, you could call Zero K a grand summation of his career themes and prose stylings. You could also call it recycling."
Illustration by Agata Marszałek / Piece by Tony Tulathimutte
"Whatever their motives, they felt a need to assert themselves over me. Some even denounced me, a South Korean woman, as someone who had merely returned 'home' to North Korea; to them, I hadn’t gone undercover at all. Which is another way of saying that what I had written was personal, and therefore by definition not authoritative."
Illustrations by Dadu Shin / Piece by Suki Kim
"Annotation is a form of literary lingering: It allows us to prolong our experience with a favorite book, to hang around the world of a beloved text a bit longer. But it can also serve as a gateway, for younger readers, to the pleasures of scholarship, by pointing to a larger universe of knowledge beyond."
Collages by Parker Hubbard / Piece by Evan Kindley
"That feeling when you hit a million followers, make more money than your mom, push a diet pill scheme, lose your blog, and turn 16."
Art Direction for interactive web feature
Illustrations by QuickHoney / Piece by Elspeth Reeve
Should writing be an art or a career?
Illustrations by Aart-Jan Venema / Piece by Sam Sacks
AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 35: Aart-Jan's illustration for The New Republic was chosen as a winner of American Illustration 35. It was his first win.
"While I’ve traveled a good bit of the world, and even lived in parts of it, I have never begun a significant piece of writing anywhere except in New York."
Illustration by by Jon Han / Piece by Vivian Gornick
“In The Game I was giving you what you want. Here you might find that what you want doesn’t get you where you need to go.”
Collage by Parker Hubbard / Piece by Esther Breger and Laura Marsh
"By all accounts, Melville was a beautiful man: tall, built, blue-eyed, with a seductive voice and that virile beard–he had an unignorable presence."
Illustration by Thomas Ehretsmann / Piece by William Giraldi
"SPQR looks for answers in a model of citizenship, unprecedented in the ancient world, that allowed all the peoples of Italy, then much of Western Europe, and finally tens of millions of people in all corners of the empire to call themselves Romans."
Illustration by Andrew Beck / Piece by James Romm
"Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard evolutionary theorist and two-time Pulitzer winner, has devoted his new book, Half-Earth, to an audacious and concrete proposal: We should set aside half the planet’s surface for nonhuman life. Rain forests, savannas, deserts, alpine meadows, and many more places should be preserved, mostly undisturbed, perhaps visited occasionally and observed at home through a few aptly placed web cams."
Illustration by Stefhany Yepes Lozano / Piece by Jedediah Purdy