My Accidental Visit to Kyiv, the Pandemic’s Party Capital

My newbie’s information to Kyiv: There is a courtyard in the previous metropolis with a beloved previous raven dwelling in it. Address: Reitarska Street, a three-block stretch filled with eating places and bars. Name of raven: Krum. Age: at the least 25, which is outwardly very previous for a raven,…

I Had a Chance to Travel Anywhere. Why Did I Pick Spokane?

To hear extra audio tales from publications like The New York Times, obtain Audm for iPhone or Android. By the time I pulled into Spokane, I was livid at myself for coming to Spokane. I’d had a dangerous pandemic, although not almost dangerous sufficient that I really feel entitled to…

She Changed Black Literature Forever. Then She Disappeared.

I knew from the start that I might not meet Gayl Jones. Or see a latest photograph of her. Or ask her any questions. What does it really feel like, 46 years after the primary, to have a brand new novel popping out? Why did you step out of view?…

Poem: waiting on you to die so i can be myself

Two traces preserve bringing me again: “i’m waiting for a few folks/i love dearly to die so i can be myself.” In this world crammed, typically, with extra breakdowns than breaks, it feels typically an anachronism to hear anyone say they love anyone deeply. Then it hurts a bit to…

Judge John Hodgman on Peeing in the Ocean

Dan writes: Naomi and I had been married in June. We love seashore holidays, nevertheless it bugs me that Naomi is cool with peeing in the ocean. She is conscious of individuals round her. But I believe she is aware of it bugs me and enjoys creeping me out. Even…

Dancing Through New York in a Summer of Joy and Grief

To hear extra audio tales from publications like The New York Times, obtain Audm for iPhone or Android. For most of 2020, I handed the pandemic alone in my studio house. I turned 33, then 34, and my physique appeared to develop outdated with out bringing my spirit together with…

‘They Are Manufacturing Foreigners’: How India Disenfranchises Muslims

One November morning in 2015, a 37-year-old lady named Sahera Khatun obtained a discover summoning her to a foreigners’ tribunal. Sahera was dwelling on the time in Sukharjar, a riverine village within the distant Indian state of Assam. She had moved there from Morabhaj, the place she was born, after…

Fall in Love With the Dreamy Beans of September

There are dozens of utterly totally different New Year’s Days in the world. As many calendars, too: lunar, fiscal, tutorial, spiritual, civil, agrarian, Gregorian. I believe we will agree, although, that it’s presupposed to really feel contemporary, thrilling and opportune regardless of when the new 12 months arrives. But as…

Ford’s Truck of the Future Looks Pretty Familiar

A two-story home stands alone towards an evening sky. We’re watching from off in the distance, however the heat lights inside make it look cozy. Then a bolt of lightning shoots down from the sky. Thunder claps. The lights exit, plunging the house into darkness. Outside, a gray-haired man in…