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How we get high reflects the desires and fears of our times.
On the female flâneur, the plight of visibility, and why the history of walking requires revision.
A conversation with best-selling author Michael Lewis and a deep-dive into the limits of the narrative nonfiction formula.
On tennis, grief, and the emptiness of social striving
On what is lost when we spend our lives trying to avoid feeling alone.
With the writers we read again and again, our interpretation of their stories and legacies tends to change over time.