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Lisa Levy

Lisa Levy

Lisa Levy is a freelance writer focusing on essays and criticism. She has written for many publications, including The New Republic, the LARB, the Believer, TLS, Crime Reads, Boulevard, Hazlitt, and Lit Hub, where she is a contributing editor. She is working toward a nonfiction MFA at Goucher College.

Augustine Addiction memoir

The New Sameness of Leslie Jamison’s Addiction Memoir

Leslie Jamison's The Recovering is self-aware about being the same old story, recalling the redemption narratives of Rousseau and St. Augustine.
Ghettoized book cover

Ghettoside: Murder & Justice in South LA

Detective Wallace “Wally” Tennelle was a rarity: a cop who actually lived in the South Los Angeles neighborhood where he worked.
Anna Wintour Costume Center, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery
Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Women’s Expressions of Grief, from Mourning Clothes to Memory Books

Mourning clothes were a signal to the world that a family—really, that a woman had suffered a loss.