September 2022

In This Issue

The U.S. government’s catastrophic family-separation policy, Sterlin Harjo’s ‘Reservation Dogs,’ and two sisters’ escape from the Taliban. Plus an essay by Cynthia Ozick, “toxic” people, the case for bodice rippers, why rich people love quiet, John Donne, and more.

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Rez Life

Sterlin Harjo’s genre-mixing, cliché-exploding series captures coming of age as a Native kid like no TV show before it.

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Maira Kalman

The Wedding Present

As a young woman, I had a friendly correspondence with a German soldier right after World War II. I’ve been thinking about the silence at the core of our exchange ever since.


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