FROM Terrance Hayes
"How to Be Drawn" Terrance Hayes' newest collection of poetry is a vivid examination of how we see and how we are seen. How to Be Drawn is his fifth collection of poetry. In it, Hayes sketches stories of trying on new selves. He constructs logic puzzles for which there are no answers. He invokes the sacred names of Norman Mailer, James Brown and … Ol' Dirty Bastard. Madeleine speaks with Hayes about his latest work.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.