Christian Wiman

  • My Stop Is Grand

    I have no illusion. some fusion. of force and form. will save me, bewilderment. of bonelight. ungrave me. as when the L shooting…

  • Lord Is Not a Word

    Lord is not a word. Song is not a salve. Suffer the child, who lived. on sunlight and solitude. Savor the man, craving. earth like an aftertaste…

  • From a Window

    Incurable and unbelieving. In any truth but the truth of grieving, I saw a tree inside a tree. Rise kaleidoscopically. As if the leaves had…

  • Influential Poets

    WALT WHITMAN (1819–1892) The most influential American poet, beyond question. He was our first memoirist, our earliest Oprah (himself his…

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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