Our February issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
There is a haunting beauty to their desolate vistas, an intimidatingly brutal type of splendor
By James Jeffrey
Even the graffiti can’t undo the light over Athens. It bathes the city in a serene glow
What happened to the all-embracing, welcoming spirit emanating from the Electric Forest?
Staten Island offers the spiritual antonym to elitist performances such as the Met Gala and the Oscars that peddle a distortion of American life
I wouldn’t envy anyone fighting in that terrain against a tenacious, vigorous people defending their beloved homeland
The Camino de Santiago is no normal pilgrimage
What should the US do about the Tigray crisis?
I moved constantly between cheap hostels and lived out of plastic shopping bags
The bloody horrors that have waylaid Iraq since the 2003 invasion obliterate thoughts of its glorious past
Does our society spark joy?
‘You can go to Hell, but I am going to Texas,’ said Davy Crockett. I think he had a point
We downed jugs of turbo, a popular Ethiopian concoction of white wine, beer and Sprite
By a British veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts
The insurgents did the sensible thing and left before our armored column arrived
An upbeat campaign against cynical times
Tough times for tenacious Tigray
Souvlaki with graffiti
Addicted to Addis
Staten my preference
Down Santiago way
The Ethiopian question
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.