Articles & Columns

The Eroticism of Essaying

Writer at Work
On Libido and the Writing Practice

The "Little Did I Know" Memoir

Under the Umbrella
Shocking Discoveries That Change Everything

Last Call

Writer at Work
How to write outside of a bar

Making a Hummingbird of Words

The Story Behind the Story
“Micro-memoirs” are small but mighty

Visiting the Past

A trial lawyer applies her skills to build a complete picture of her father's past

When Your Co-Author is Missing

Writer at Work
The challenges of writing about family, when the main character can't be found

Teaching Death

A philosophy professor reflects on the best course he ever conducted

The High-Wire Act

How to string your reader along

What's the Story #70

From the Editor
Home isn't home forever, and it's not always where we feel most safe.

False Intimacy: A Cautionary Perspective

The Story Behind the Story
Marriage can provide a unique entry point into another culture—but it's not a substitute for immersion reporting.