What's left to say about Katrina?

Eric A. Feldman and Chelsea Fish (Penn): Natural Disasters, Nuclear Disasters, and Global Governance. Robert R. M. Verchick (Loyola) and Paul Govind (Macquarie): Natural Disaster and Climate Change; and Disaster Law and Climate Change. A decade after Katrina, are America’s flood estimates dangerously wrong? Shelby Hartman on the Lower Ninth Ward, ten years after Katrina (and more). What’s left to say about Katrina? Alexander Zaitchik on building climate justice from the wreckage of Hurricane

Paper Trail

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and author, died on Sunday at age 82. Sacks announced in February that he had late-stage cancer. Sacks’s books, which include Hallucinations and Awakenings and the recent memoir On the Move, captured the mysterious workings of the human brain. In his 1985 book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a


Feminism, Dominance, and Submission

Catherine ScottIt can seem a tall order to find literature about BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Domination and Submission, Sadomasochism) that is both erotic and cerebral, and that can depict a woman playing the

Daily Review

On Barbara Comyns

Barbara Comyns was born in 1909, the fourth of six children, to a very eccentric mother and father who lived in a large house in a small English town called Bidford-on-Avon. On a map of England, this town appears to be at the exact center, about two hours outside London,


Ottessa Moshfegh

I first came to know Ottessa Moshfegh's writing through her shrewd, darkly funny stories in the Paris Review, for which she won the Plimpton Prize, Much of her work deals in disgust (see her story "Disgust"), fixation, and the personal horrors we can't look away from.


Not Writing

Anne Boyer

I am not writing a scandalous memoir. I am not writing a pathetic memoir. I am not writing a memoir about poetry or love. I am not writing a memoir about poverty, debt collection, or bankruptcy. I am not writing about family court. I am not writing a memoir because memoirs are for property owners and not writing a memoir about prohibitions of memoirs.