A Report on PEN’s SCOTUS Hearing

On a day when the rest of Washington was shuttered and hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy, the Supreme Court stuck it out and heard arguments over whether PEN and… More

Contemporary Writing from Japan

April 30, 2011 | Asia Society | New York City With Joshua Beckman, Rebecca Brown, Hiromi Kawakami, Minoru Ozawa, and Motoyuki Shibata Co-sponsored by Asia Society and Japan Foundation One of Japan's… More

For the City

For the City (2005). Light projection on Rockefeller Center. Photographed by Attilo Maranzano. For the City (2005). Light projection on the New York Public Library. Photographed by Attilo Maranzano.For the… More

A Time for Everything

That afternoon the sea reached the valley.They stood at the top of the steep mountain face and watched it happen. When they’d got there, tipped off by Javan and… More

On Fear

I think FDR had it right, as he did so many things, that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—the fear of participating fully in our… More

Deranged Punctilio

“I lay inert on the bed and it took three women to put on my trousers. They didn’t seem to take much interest in my private parts, which to… More