Leaves stacked against a black background

Eight Poems of Gratitude

Let us pause now and give thanks.

How to Write Great True Crime

Hint: Branch out from serial killers coming through the window.
Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein: We Are Sleepwalking toward Apocalypse

Klein talks about her new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, and the youth movement for climate action.
The Black Shawl, 1917, by Henri Matisse

The Colonialist Gaze of Matisse’s Odalisques

Henri Matisse's odalisques, or reclining nude females, were inspired by trips to exotic French colonies. But what was the story outside the frame?
Email friendship

How Facebook Revived the Epistolary Friendship

Would today's online, social media-based friendships look familiar to the letter-writing friends of earlier centuries, when epistolary friendships were also common?
Coetzee self portrait

J. M. Coetzee’s Newly Discovered Apartheid-Era Photographs

Much has been written about South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, but his newly found photographs offer a news lens through which to consider his writing.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

5 (Free!) Works of Flash Fiction

Flash fiction by Grace Paley, Helen Phillips, Clemens Setz, Vanessa Gebbie, and Josefine Klougart, available for free PDF download.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

New International Books

Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Video Games, Italian Revolutionaries, and Anne Tyler

Our Friday Reads are these new books out this week, and related content you won't find anywhere else.
Thomas P. Gore

Senator Thomas Gore, Grandfather of Gore Vidal

Thomas Gore was a senator from Oklahoma. His isolationism philosophy may have been his greatest legacy to his grandson, Gore Vidal.