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February 6th, 2016 | 6:00am


Elizabeth Metzger reads her poem, “Starving the Mustangs,” from Issue 08 of The Common...

February 5th, 2016 | 6:00am

How much more palatable is any dish when “imbued with the stories of home”? We’re exploring that this month in our recommendations, which variously braid entertainment and education in their reading experiences. Grow as a writer, a poet, a consumer, a human...

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February 2nd, 2016 | 10:00am

Photo by M. Sharkey

Alexander Chee’s new novel The...

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January 29th, 2016 | 6:00am

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New Work for the New Year

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January 16th, 2016 | 6:00am

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A familiar sound comes from the other room. A voice—from Kentucky; from a monitor speaker, ten feet away in Massachusetts. I hear it in the kitchen. A...

January 15th, 2016 | 6:00am

 

We’re charging into the new year reading slim volumes with grand ambitions. These books and their authors look to visual art, science, medicine, and history to pull literature—and with it the reader—in a new direction. We’re reading deeply in order to carve and...

January 13th, 2016 | 6:00am


Larissa Shmailo reads his poem, “Phylum,” from Issue 08 of The Common...

January 10th, 2016 | 6:00am

Gregory Rabassa is a genius you might pass on the streets of New York City without even knowing it. Born in 1922, he lived the early years of his life...

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January 2nd, 2016 | 6:00am

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My sister lives in southern Illinois in a town of about 15,000 people called Mt. Vernon, a small town surrounded by acres of empty fields, harvested and...