On the antidepressant debate
Sitting across an oriental rug from me in his Providence, Rhode Island office, Dr. Peter Kramer seems like an unlikely proponent of controversial medicine.
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On Polish poetry's role in the anti-Trump resistance
There is a paradox at the heart of most Americans’ use of Polish poetry: these verses are highly politicized but for the most part, intended to be vehemently apolitical — sometimes because it was a matter of survival.
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On Roger White's The Contemporaries
It is small, intimate moments, moments otherwise privy only to art-world insiders, that comprise White’s new book “The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st-Century Art World.”
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The Year in Single Woman
Loving another is easy; loving yourself is hard: these are the words that occurred to me while reading five books on single women that were published in 2016
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On Mary Gaitskill's The Mare
On its surface, Mary Gaitskill’s latest novel The Mare presents a heartwarming story: with the help of a nice middle-class white lady, a girl from an underprivileged background learns to ride horses and finds a sense of self-worth.
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On defunding the NEA
No matter their medium, the women artists and arts organizations I spoke to said that their NEA grants were key not only to their budgets, but also to helping level the playing field in what is still a male-dominated art world.