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Reading Richard Rorty in Tehran

Philosopher Richard Rorty sits before his address in Tehran, in June 2004. (Hasan Sarbakhshian / AP Photo) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue.…

What We’re Reading in the Summer of 2019

“Picture,” by Lillian RossLillian Ross’s “Picture,” originally published in 1952 and now happily reissued by the New York Review Books Classics imprint, is an immensely enjoyable work about the immensely unenjoyable process of making a…

Reading Myself Aloud | The New Yorker

I’m sitting in a small glass soundproof booth. A microphone, suspended from the ceiling, hangs in front of me. This is huge and round, like a luxury showerhead covered with fine metal mesh. Below it, on a slanting surface, lies the…