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Sarah Ditum is a journalist who writes regularly for the Guardian, New Statesman and others. Her website is here.
Ducks, Newburyport is asking us to imagine what a total, unboundaried empathy with another person could feel like.
Meet Caleb Cain, the man who went from left to right and back again without leaving his computer.
The smartphone is the ultimate multitasker, but really it only has one purpose: to absorb your attention and hold it for as long as possible.
Lanny feels like a Max Porter novel – or at any rate, it will do to those who read his lauded but flawed 2015 debut Grief is the Thing with Feathers.
All it knows is what you watch, and what other people who watched those things also watched.
There are things I’ve written that no longer exist, the sites that published them now defunct, and the original documents trapped on some ancient hard drive.
The bigger the trauma, the greater the harvest of “vibes”: cancer was a banker, a job loss would do OK, your cat dying was the mother lode.
Roupenian bites unsparingly into the darkest chambers of the human heart.
Whatever else we think of them, women who reject monogamy are brave.
British speakers are importing terms and analytical frames from the US, regardless of how well they actually fit our own terrain.